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This Is Halloween! Swap 2022

I just have to start this ....Cellar Door just posted their Halloween goodies - I love their scents, soaps and candles - which of these might you fancy? https://cellardoorbathsupply.com/collections/halloween-fall-collection?_kx=wJHWHTN2OASY0k5c5ZR301X0_-q-0iaglCjL2XDqO-E%3D.SE8AhX   If you'd like handmade knit items, are you good with soft wools or do you prefer acrylic only?   I can't do angora but wool or acrylic would work.    Are there any items you'd love for fall/halloweenie? (Ie mittens, hat, fingerless mitts, cowl, legwarmers) Legwarmers, cardigans and all that would be fun.   Anyone fancying the new Paintbox Soapworks or Witch Baby Soap Halloween launches? Indian Summer streusel and scrub would be fun.  From Witch Baby, the Black Mass Bath Bomb would be nice.   Would you be interested in an adult Halloween coloring book? I recently backed on kickstarter for one by a local gothic art market near me and it's due in during the swap period.  No thank you.
  What are some OCYL brands you've been wanting to dabble in?  Yes, I'm rather into eNVie and Nocturne Alchemy. 

 I am working on making bath bombs.  Would you be willing to try my creations?  How about wax tarts?  What type of scents do you favor?  I would  love to try anything!  I like scents focusing on resins and citrus along with cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. 

What kinds of home smell good things do you like? (I.e. incense, candles, wax melts, felt scent balls, essential oils, linen spray)  I like linen spray like Cathouse form BPAL or Fae Forest.
  My question for the fellow pumpkins would you like anything from the bath and bodyworks Halloween line? 🤔 Autumn Rainbow, Sweater Weather, Twilight Woods, Sunrise Woods hand soaps would be great.  I ADORE the mushroom night light.    Do you have any interest in spooky squishmallows?  Zelina the Dia de los Meurtos cat would be amazing.  Want!!!   And would you enjoy spooky stationary?  Yes, please.  Spooky, gothy, or Dia would be amazing.   I know a lot of us are witchy and have deeply held beliefs about the materials we use as part of our practice. If you're one of those individuals, are there certain herbs, crystals, etc that you do not want to receive?   I'm pretty open, although I have plenty of raspberry leaf and selenite. I'm not really a dark magic kinda person.     When you have a distinct preference for one holiday over another, What are some cross over items that actually work for both? Dia de los Meurtos and Halloween/Samhain are all wonderful.  Black cats, bats, purple and black candles cross over well along with candles.    One question (that is actually several questions) -- Local honey? Infused/flavored honey? Local infused/flavored honey with Southwest notes (jalapeno, other pepper, mesquite, acacia)?  Yes!  I would love specific floral notes from your locale.  I would adore trying mesquite or acacia honey.    Does anything from JiJi Knight spark your interest? https://jijiknight.com/  I like the art, but not seeing anything I'd need.   Any spooky/weenie DVDs you're missing and would like in your collection? NMBC? the Crow? An old Hammer film? Dark Shadows? The Omen? Sleepy Hallow?...?  Dark Shadows, Omen, fun Halloween horror films would be fun.  I would love some of the Crow sequels as well.  \   I just got the email that the Ectogasm Halloween Collection is live. Does anything interest you? https://www.ectogasm.net/collections/halloween Yes!  I Need the Blood House.  This is exactly from a dream I had several years ago.  Super uncanny to see it as a pin, but I have a might need!   On a scale from Paprika Is a Heatwave to Let Me Eat a Peck of Pickled Ghost Chiles, how spicy is too spicy, and how spicy is just right? No nightshades at the moment, but my husband would love any sort of pepper.  He's friends with habanero and ghost pepper (as am I normally).   I make lightweight hairfalls- would you be interested in some? Either to incorporate into a costume or just for your own year-round use? If so, name your colors and preferred length, and if you have any fiber allergies you want me to take note of!   That would be fun.  I like purples and dark browns to blend with my own hair. I like choppy, punky lengths.  Only allergy is angora.   If I were to make you a set of arm warmers/ fingerless mitts, what color(s) & style would you like? Options- Long or short? Solid - one fabric Stripes- bands of colors sewn together- like fun black & red, black & purple etc.  I currently have some nice cashmeres.   Ooh, cashmere!  Striped in black and purple would be fun along with gothy-toned ombres (black, grey, red, deep red).   Homemade canned and baked and concocted goodies? Any aversions?    Yes!  Just can't have spices for pickling like allspice and clove.  No aversions to canned, but can't do baked unless it is coconut, tigernut, or cassava flour.   If I could make you some of my fudge, what would you prefer? If you can make a gluten-free one, I could try some.  I'd be open to anything.

  Are you open to trying different indie perfume houses if I find a scent that I think you'd enjoy?  Absolutely!  I would love woodsy resins and orientals.   I love making stickers!! If I could design you some stickers, what would you love to have? It could be halloween themed or not! My art style is a bit simplistic, cartoony, and cutesy, I usually draw fairies but last year I did a swap on reddit and made someone a bunch of halloween dog stickers lol. (Sidenote: They probably won't be waterproof, but they're glossy vinyl!)  Please, that would be so fun.  I am down for bats, cats, witches, and other spoopy things.   I've got a bunch of small round labels perfect for bpal 5ml label lid art! Name your top 5-10 scents that you'd love to have lid art made for! Just as a fun little extra in your package if desired  (Could also work for other companies with lids just like the BPAL bottles) Dorian, Velvet Cthulhu, Cykronashian Catnip, Mme. Moriarty: Misfortune Teller, Mabel.   I'm going to Disneyworld in late September! I'll be going to all four parks and attending both the Not-So-Scary Halloween Bash and Epcot's Food and Wine Festival. Is there ANYTHING from Disney that you would like? Is there something you collect that perhaps you'd enjoy a Disney version of (tea, socks, enamel pins, plushies etc etc etc)??? Please!  I love Disney villain enamel pins.   Would you like any decor from Say Target, Homewood, or William and Sonoma? Is it dark and spooky?  Then I would appreciate it.  Homewood has some really neat items.   I am going to Dragon Con for the first time! Which of these BPALs do you want? https://us4.campaign-archive.com/?u=50266fc02a3b75767125e0ed2&id=9bf4d797e8  Peach Absinthe, Ridiculously Sexy Peach.  Even decants would be loved.   But, I am going to Dragon Con this weekend. Is there anything you would like? Lab wise or just general geekery I'm pretty open.  I've never been, but I do love fantasy items.   Would you be interested in a bag like we sell in our etsy shop?   https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com I like the Spooky Chandelier.  - if so, but you don't see fabric you like maybe link to some photos of fabric you like? - we can do small box bags or pencil / cosmetic / notions type bags too.  or with a drawstring on top instead of a zipper.  I like the zipper. - you don't HAVE to use them just for knitting/crochet, you can use them for cross stitch or even not as project bags.   If you are a yarnie, are you interested in a ceramic yarn bowl?  I have an extra Harry Potter (I know, I know) one from Lennymud that I bought before the whole JKR debacle and it didn't profit her in any form anyway.  I believe it's Gryffindor themed. I'd be happy with a galaxy yarn bowl.   If you are a yarnie, I'd love to gift some yarn from my stash so give me an idea of colors / weight / material / yardage you'd like.   No thank you.  I have a huge backlog myself.   Are you interested in trying some of our "thunder butter"?  It's like tiger balm or icy hot, but with herbs, beeswax, cayenne or ghost pepper, menthol, wintergreen.  cbd version or no? Please!  CBD!   I need to inventory our canned goods but do you like things like peach jam, cardamom plum jam, peach butter, plum butter, pickles, applesauce with nothing added, applesauce with red hots, dried apples or pears, bread and butter pickles, dill pickles, blackberry jam, huckleberry jam, candied jalapenos?   Peach jam, plum butter, peach butter, dried fruit, butter pickles and huckleberry jam all sound amazing.   Any interest in things from our garden like dried mint, catnip, lavender, rose petals, dill weed or dill seeds, sage, rue, mugwort, rosemary? All of the above!   How about alcoholic things like rose petal liqueur, lavender vanilla bean liqueur, various flavors of mead (chocolate orange, strawberry mango, whatever my son is making)? Pose petal and lavender vanilla sound great.   Pumpkin bread or zucchini bread?  How about blueberry zucchini bread with a lemon glaze?    If you can do it with coconut or tigernut flour, sure.   I make specialty simple syrups. You can use them in teas or cocktails (and desserts).  How do you feel about a Hibiscus simple syrup? I use 2 ounce bottles for these so its just a fun amount.  Yeah!   Format for tea? e.g. teabag vs loose. Loose, please.   Do you like spooky themed tights? If so, what are your measurements?  Yes, please.  I'm a C/D I think.   Pls post your book wishlist!  My Amazon wishlist has some as well as my Goodreads account.   Would you like to receive a 2D collage art piece? What overall vibe would you be into? (spooky, autumnal, whimsical, eerie, lovely, occult, bizarre, smutty etc.?)  Spooky, eerie, occult, and whimsical would all be fun.   Do you like rocks/gemstone jewelry? Prefer polished/smooth rocks or raw/rough? Any favorite stones, rocks, colors that you'd like? I'm looking for onyx and hematite.  Bracelets or pendants would be fun.  For jewelry, I like polished, but I'm down for raw rocks.     Any interest in the August releases that got announced today?  A Summer Night, Angelica Trio, Ceres, Columns of the Temple and Empowering   Luvmilks seasonal goodies are out! What scents and formats appeal to you, my little pumpkin?  Pegasus sounds fun.  I'm open to format.   Would you like a Pyrex 4-cup Nightmare Before Christmas bowl with lid?   (Can also get Starwars and various Disney ones.)  Yes!   August Tea's fall sale starts tomorrow, 20% off everything on the site with code FALL20.  Is there anything you would like to try, my Pumpkin? https://august.la/ I would be open to the sampler.  I've never had anything from the company, so I'm interested to see how they do their teas.  Tropic of Capricorn looks delicious!      I've recently taken up embroidery, would you like a small (I embroider on 4" hoops) embroidered piece? What sort of design would you like? Sure!  Bats, cats, spiders, and other spooky items.   Do you wear nail polish, and if so, would you like some? What colors or finishes? I like the 10-free ones in dark, holographic colors or things with sparkles, like in emeralds or dark purples or even blacks.   I'm going to the farmer's market tomorrow, and there are lots of great vendors. Would you be interested in soap or chapstick or bath/body products?  Sure, would love chapstick or bath/body items.   Would you be interested in a tumbler like these? If so, what theme would you like it to be? Glitter or no glitter? What color do you want the liquid to be or would you prefer the blood drip look? I have too many cups, unfortunately.   How do you feel about ribbons?  Is there anything in particular you are looking for if you'd want some?  What about ribbon remnants?  Colors/textures?   If you can find cool, gothy ones or really baroque lace remnants, then yes!   Would you be interested in any skincare items?  Anything you would not want? I love masks, serums, and creams, but would need them to not have sulfates, phthalates, or parabens.     New question: Is anyone else interested in the latest Sphere & Sundry release? https://sphereandsundry.com/offerings/bpals-of-exalted-venus-ii/ Or other S&S offerings? I would love Squama (even decants), Mantle of Concealing Night, Muse's Aid, A Dewdrop World...any basically anything else from them!   Do you have any interest in trying my infused moonshine whiskey? I've been thinking of experimenting with autumn spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) and maybe a chocolate chai.   I can't have alcohol right now.  *cries*   Any interest in spooky shape wax melts in your favorite candle scents? (What are your favorite candle scents?)  Yes!  I like ambered resins, fae forest blends, and things that smell like Cathouse.    How about lotion bars?  No thank you.   Bird and Blend tea just did their Autumn drop! Anything look good to you? https://www.birdandblendtea.us  (Also, if you're not a pumpkin person, I invite you to check out the rest of their offerings, which are always exceptional!)    I really want to try their pumpkin sticky chai.   Arcana Craves halloween drop! Anything catching your eye? https://arcanacraves.com/ Peaches Crave Forests sounds interesting, as does Pumpkins Crave Terror.  And I would 100% adore Holy Terror itself.  I tried an imp and was smitten!   I feel like with some of the witchy/seasonal stuff it might be helpful to know everyone's signs.  If you're interested in that kind of thing, what's your sign?  I'm Aquarius with Virgo Moon and Sagittarius Rising.   Would you like anything from The Pickety Witch? (I'm going to the Vegas Oddities and Curiosities Expo next weekend, and she's vending there, so it may not matter if an item is in stock or not on the website!) https://www.thepicketywitch.com/  I love the Trick-Or-Treat Kitty, Vampire Bat, Black Widow Collar (swoon!), Unicorn of the Forbidden Forest, along with the Tarot Earrings.   so these nail polishes keep showing up on my instagram and they are kinda vampy--do you wear polish and do any of these float your boat?  NOTE I have never worn Holo Taco stuff so cannot vouch for quality just the vibes are super witchy 🙂Violet Nightmares! https://www.holotaco.com/collections/dark-rainbow-collection   I have another new question! Favorite bands/artists? Perhaps you'd be interested in a DIY patch to sew onto your jacket/pants/bag or maybe pins or a sticker or anything DIY-ish?  Yes, OMG!  I need to work on my battle jacket.  I would love patches of Type O, Lebanon Hanover, She Past Away, Nine Inch Nails, God Module, Nox Novacula, Gogol Bordello, Gothsicles, Dracula Party.  Yeah, this is totally up my alley.   oooh I am reviewing my switch witch help answers from 2017 and was reminded of Lush--there used to be a big Lushie/BPALista crossover at one point.  Is that still the case?  If so dearest pumpkin are you a Lushie?  Is there anything from Lush you are coveting?  Their halloweenie stuff is out here: https://www.lushusa.com/halloween/?cgid=halloween&pmid=604&start=0&sz=28  Totally, Ghost in the Dark, Bat Art, Lord of Misrule anything, Bubble Lugosi, and Bath Mates.   Because clothing sizing is so notoriously random &&& my idea of cute may be entirely different from your cute... sock dreams?  yea or nay?  Anything in particular catch your eyes?   Oh yes!  Boho Crochet Net Tights, Deco Net Stockings with Attached Garter   I have been buying soap from https://rockytopsoap.com for at least a decade as they are unscented and less likely to affect which perfume I pull out.... I realize they are not colored and swirly and as pretty but they tend to be super hydrating and luxurious.  Do you have any interest in these?  Yes, anything from this company!   Nocturne Alchemy just dropped their Halloween 2022 limited collection! I am popping in here to see if anything would strike the fancy of my pumpkin? 😁 https://nocturnealchemy.com/collections/limited-collection/products/new-halloween-2022-limited-collection  Ugh, I would like to try the cupcakes or some of the gourmand ones.  I don't usually sample them myself, so I'd be interested in trying.   Here's a question... there's sooooooo many on here about tea but for my fellow coffee gals... do you prefer whole bean or ground??  if there's a choice how do you like your coffee ground??  No coffee.   Look at Cat Coven's site and tell me what you see that appeals - she is one of my favorite Halloweeny artists, and makes awesome things. I like supporting her work. https://www.catcoven.com/collections/new-arrivals   Are you interested in any art supplies? If so, what kinds and colours?
What are your fave smells for incense, and do you have a preference for format (cones, stick, loose without needing charcoal, loose that needs charcoal)?
Anything catch your eye from this super cool queer creepy-cute style UK artist? https://www.abprallen.co.uk/   Pls say more about your book preferences if you haven't already! Esp. regarding fiction.



Summer Sprite Swap 2022

5/30/22    Does anything, scent and / or product-wise, catch your eye from the Haus of Gloi summer drop? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/summer) [you're free to pick stuff NOT from Summer as well, of course!  ] Aestas! and Marshmallow Rose. I would love the oil or soap in either of those scents.  Ooh, or the foaming bubble scrubs!

Yes, the rumors are true- I'll be in Paris this summer! Tell me up to five things you'd be happy to get from there, including any specific teas from Dammann Freres, my favorite french tea shop! (https://www.dammann.fr/en/#)  You are speaking my language!  I would love pins from France, crafts, interesting scents/perfumes, and especially teas.  The Tisane Bali, Tisane des Merveilles, Tisane du Roy, L'heure Douce have my mouth watering!     5/31/22   I recently discovered Khamila Luna and plan to place an order soon to get a present for my roommate. Is there anything you'd like from them? Those foaming scrubs look interesting, especially the mango and coconut.  I would also be open to any of the soaps except the peach ring one (I had an unfortunate experience when I was a teen, where I was eating peach rings, eating pasta, and drinking wine.  It ended with me unexpectedly vomiting all over myself, so I associate peach rings and their smell with that incident.)   is there any small gift from mother nature that you'd like me see if I can source for you from old forests?  Oh, I would love anything wildcrafted, from salves to oils, especially anything to do with healing inflammation, pain, headaches, cramps, or inducing dreams or meditative states.   do you wear rings on all your fingers? how about a range smallest to largest? I wear them rarely, and only on my middle fingers (and sometimes on my pointer fingers/thumbs when I go out dancing.  I think I range from 7-9.   If your Sprite were to gift you magical items or workings... a) Would you be interested in that? b) If so, what intention(s) would you appreciate most? Absolutely!  I would love TAL oils, spiritual items, feathers, stones, high-vibration items, etc. I would love road openings, wealth/gains, creativity, imagination, meditation, dreams, and spiritual awakening.    Would you be interested in a set of (rpg) dice? If so, what colors/aesthetic? I'd make room for some slime green sparkly iridescent dice.     What's your favorite creature? Kelpie, kitsune, bakeneko (and various yokai).  Demon spirits or entities like Baba Yaga speak to me.  And anything that relates to raven, crow, or cat.   Do you like reading comics? If you haven't really read 'em, would you be interested in receiving a few that match your book genre preferences? I do, especially interesting graphic novels.  I'm more of a Dark Horse or indie comic label kind of gal.    I'm headed to Puerto Rico in July - anything particularly interesting you would like from there? Yes!  Foods, flags, anything coqui frog related, anything related to the culture, especially Taino, would be treasured.  My husband's family is in part from Puerto Rico and Taino, but he's never been and he feels sadly disconnected from him culture.     Would you be interested in receiving a small bottle of home infused whiskey aged from commercially produced moonshine? Any particular flavors you might enjoy (examples include orange chai or cinnamon chocolate or hot peppers)? Sure!  No chai or hot pepper, but berry, cherry, mints, citrus, or unusual flavors like cactus and basil would be fun.   Would you be interested in homemade shortbread that fits your flavor preferences? If you can make it with cassava or tapioca flour, sure.      6/1/22   If your bday is during the swap, how are you planning to celebrate?  Nope, but my husband's birthday is the 21st and our 14 year wedding anniversary is the 28th.     Likewise, how do you celebrate relevant spiritual holidays in this time period? I celebrate Pride and the summer solstice.     Anything you want from the UK?  Yesss!  I would love tea from Harrods or other earl grey blends from smaller shops.  Bring on the enamel pins and patches from various historic sites.  I would love some of those awesome Scottish biscuits (for Tony) as well.     Seeds, y/n? Totally, yes.   Are you interested in skincare/shampoo/conditioner? Sure, but more natural.  No SLS, parabens, pthalates.   Are you interested in tights? If so, what thickness, style, and size?  Sure.  I'm usually a C/Q because I have big hips and thick thighs.  I love goth-themed tights (although no pentagrams or satanic imagery as that's not my flavor of goth).   Do you use tarot decks? Would you like to receive more - and if so, can you list the ones you already have? I have 5 at the moment.  I would love an oracle deck, though.    What do you think of the art on this website? https://www.printisdead.co.uk/ Okay, all the stationary and stickers, please. Lol, any here would be amazing.  They are absolutely my aesthetic.    Is loose leaf tea good, or do you prefer bagged? Loose leaf!   I make arm warmers.  I make them from sweaters I thrifted.  They can be all one color, or stripes of different colors.  They can be long, to the elbows, or shorter. If you would like a pair, tell me your favorite colors.  Solids are more generally elegant, Stripes can be as wildly funky as you wish.  Long?  Short?  Cashmere?  Tell me your fingerless mitts arm warmer dreams. If you can somehow make fishnet/netting/ripped style ones in black, yes.  Just no angora or wool.    6/2/22   PBSW Summer collection is live!!!  Anything catch your eye? Journey in Satchidananda Hot Process Soap   6/4/22   It's farmers market season in town and I have loads of lovely local artisans to shop from. Would you be interested in items from any of the following?
  The Rod Homestead (I love this one I helped fund her commercial kitchen)  Truffle salt would be nice.    Working Class Coffee No   Philly Nuts No, although if you want to get Tony something, he loves flavored nuts.   222 Creations No   Carol's Epiphany No   6/5/22     I am learning to do embroidery. Would you possibly like a simple hand embroidered piece? Sure!   If you would like this is there a simple favorite flower or summer symbol, like a bee? A thistle, dead rose, a bat, cat, or crow!   What kind of sprite would you prefer? A ninja or to know the ID right away? I would love a reveal at the end, but I'm open.   6/6/22   Are you ok with shunga label art (bpal?)  Absolutely.   I dye yarn. Is custom yarn of interest to you? No thank you.   - If so, colors? I have various weights of wool, sport and dk cotton, cotton thread in 3/2 and 5/2, and light fingering weight bamboo rayon that dyes like a dream
My European travels are expanding! Anything you want from Portugal or Berlin???  Yesss!  Teas, spices, enamel pins and patches, art books, small art pieces or crafts that are local.  ❤️     My friend makes cool art with garbage, is there anything here you might like?  No thank you.
https://www.garbageforgood.com/     6/8/22   Would you like items related to your astrological sign and if so what is it?  Perhaps if you can get into the more esoteric stuff about my houses.  I'm Aquarius Sun, Virgo Moon, Sagittarius Rising, Aquarius Mercury, Capricorn Venus, Aquarius Mars, Libra Jupiter, Libra Saturn, Scorpio Uranus, Sagittarius Neptune, Libra Pluto, Lilith Scorpio, Leo N Node.  House 1 is ASC Sagittarius,  II is Capricorn, III is Pisces, IV is Aries, V and VI are Taurus, VII is Gemini, VIII is Cancer, IX is Virgo, X is Libra, and XI and XII are Scorpio.  I don't really know much about my houses or Lilith/Nodes.  I'm not sure about squares or anything like that.    6/12/22   what do you think of plushies?  Sure, especially evil, gothic, or pissy/annoyed kitty types.    Are there any Korean or Japanese food/craft/self-care items you would be interested in in receiving? All the things?  Tea, tea, more tea.  Maybe some masks, a delicious skin cream, sakura or matcha Japanese scents or lip balms, anything ume, any Japanese or Korean crafts.  You seriously can't go wrong here.     Is there anything for your garden or houseplants that you need, or would like (tiny, hand thrown cachepot for a prized astrophytum, etc.), or are you proudly black thumb and shun any plant that isn't resin? I'd love some more succulent starts.     How many books is too many books?  Infinity +1?  You are asking the wrong person.  I have 60 books sitting on my floor for a "to read" pile, but I gladly welcome more.  I try to go through 50-80 a year, so I am always looking for new books. 



13 Nights of Halloween 2021

Cross-stitched Halloween ornament? Absolutely!  I would love bats, corvids, spiders, ghosts, Beetlejuice-inspired, gothic snark, and cats.     Are there any collage artists in the mix?   I would LOVE to curate one of spooky autumn goodness if my person were to be interested! I've never figured out how to collage.   Have you seen the Dragon con list?  & would any of them appeal to you? I've gotten decants, but that London Fog sure sounds pretty.   Which Harry Potter house are you?  I'm also mad at J.K, but I'm often sorted wither into Slytherin or Ravenclaw.   Do you like any art from these two sellers? They are local artists and I will probably pick up some stuff for myself soon! 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CaitlinMcCarthyArt --Love Faun.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/BatinYourBelfry --That Mari Lwyd is amazing!  Also, I adore enamel pins, so I love all of those.   I make beautiful and very lightweight yarn-and-ribbon hairfalls - would you like a set in the colors and length of your choice? If yes, name up to four colors and length in inches! Ooh, cool!  Probably brown, vibrant purple, lavender, and black.   Would you appreciate a skein of handspun yarn? If yes, what weight? What colors? How do you feel about beads? Any allergies to typical fibers? I have so much yarn to go through right now.  Unless it's oil slick or raven feather colors, probably not.  I am allergic to rabbit/angora.   Do you like stickers? Patches? Buttons? Yes to stickers, patches, and pins (not the round button types, though).  The spookier the better.  I do love Vampira, Elvira, and ghoulish themed patches.   Do you spend time in the outdoors? I would like to, but I need an outdoorsy buddy to tear me away from my books.   Do you enjoy cooking and/or baking? Yes, I do.  I'm getting to experiment quite a lot with the autoimmune cooking, too.  Even though I can't be super adventurous right now, I'm always up for recipes and ethnic spices that one might not find in Safeway, Publix, or QFC.   The Paintbox Soapworks Weenie collection went live today! Would you like anything? Fairytale sorbetto/lotion looks great, as does Hex on a Beach.   The Pickety Witch is taking pre-orders for their new Halloween pins (estimated ship date: early September). Have any caught your eye? Um, I love all of them!  The unicorn, the raven, poison tea, witch kitty, bat, and teacup all caught my eye if I had to narrow them down.   Zeep's Spooky Collection drops some time next week. Here's the scent list. Would you like any wax melts, candles, whipped soaps, sugar whips (whipped soap/scrub hybrid), body butter sugar scrubs (moisturizing scrub), meringues (lotion), bath bombs.  Whipped soaps, lotions, sugar scrubs, or bath bombs in Beetlegeuse, Haunted Mansion, and Hocus Pocus all sound great.     8/14/21   Does anyone here like vintage Halloween? 
I like vintage Krampus, cats, and bats.   It seems like a lot of shops’ Halloween lines have items related to the same standard fandoms, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Disney’s Haunted Mansion, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, etc.  Do any of those (or other ones) particularly resonate with you?   Beetlejuice 100%, but I also love Hocus Pocus, and Haunted Mansion.  Anything Beetlejuice will be super well used or adored.  Even footie socks.   How do you feel about atmospheric/novelty scents and novelty food items? Things like "new car candle" or "eyeball jawbreaker" or whatever. No thank you.   If you like tea, how do you want it delivered? Loose? Bags? Tiny little messenger pigeons (subject to availability)? Loose leaf, please.   Would you prefer to receive ONE HUGE (more expensive) GIFT and 12 inexpensive ones, a few more expensive, or all about the same price? I'm open to any way.   What are your fandoms, if any?  Labyrinth, Princess Bride, V for Vendetta, Sandman, Beetlejuice, Elvira, Dune, The Addams Family, vintage My Little Pony, Alien/Aliens, Helluva Boss.   Do you collect things like tarot decks?  If so do you have a wish list or a list of ones you already have?  Would you like a silk tarot bag? I have:  Crow Tarot, Art Nouveau, Spacious Tarot, Tarot of a Moon Garden, and Icarus (major arcana). I would love The Last Unicorn tarot, Neon Moon, Ethereal Visions, Anmia Mundi decks.  I would adore a silk tarot bag.  One of my decks is currently held together with a hair tie.    Do you like rocks/crystals?  What colors / kinds?  Would you like them with holes drilled (either as a pendant - you'd need to stick a bale in, or a bead?) Oh, yes.  Whole or as a pendant, especially black moonstone,  moonstone, rose quartz, black opal, red tiger's eye, lepidolite, malachite, citrine, rubellite, labradorite, druzy, hematite, or anything you feel has a particularly strong energetic draw.   My mom has an etsy store - she makes bags.  Do you love anything from it?  I think the large raven bag would be nice.   Let's say you want something knitted.  What are you most interested in?  I'd love a batty or skull-based shawl, or gothy-flavored gloves. * What colors would you prefer said knitted object in?  black, grey, purple, blue, blurples, blackened reds, jewel tones.  No navy, orange, yellow, brown, cream. * Stripes, gradient, semi solid, variegated?  I'm open. * What type of yarn would you prefer? No angora or rabbit-based, but everything else is good.   Are you interested in receiving any of the following homemade / home dried / home canned goodies?  Yes, as long as they are AIP compliant.    8/16/21   How do you feel about oracle decks? I'm very open to one.   Would you like witchy/ritual oils/sundries? Any limitations (e.g. deities you won't work with)? Yes, I've tried working with Expedite before. No limitations as I'm just starting the work.   Is there anything you would like to try from the UK specifically? (e.g. Lush exclusives) OMG YES.  Bird & Blend tea, LUSH, Whittard tea, and Lush exclusives.    Oh, and are you into astrology? Yes, although I haven't gone super deep with it.     What size shoe do you wear (inc wide/narrow, etc)? 8.5-9.  Usually a 9 for my wide feet in more narrow brands or Demonia.    Do you like/would you want to receive comic books? Any favorite genres or characters? Graphic novels are more my jam.  I have a few on my Amazon WL.   Would you like a palm stone, or anything else, from Haute Macabre? I don't know much about them, but I'd be open to one.  I'd like to try the newest collaboration with BPAL.   What's your favorite flower(s)? Pretty much everything purple, blue, black, and super fragrant  (or white for a moonlight garden, also fragrant.)  I also love the smell of japonica pieris.    What's you favorite woodland creature? Unicorns!   Do you prefer receiving a big box with all of your goodies, or is it okay if one or two things are shipped directly to you separately (with notice!!) for customs/shipping cost purposes (i.e. if there's something customs might not allow in from the States that can be shipped from within your country)? I'm okay with splitting up or shipped together.   Would you like a fabric face mask? If so, do you prefer a dome shape or a pleated shape?  I like domed with adjustable ear ties or behind the head ties. I prefer 2-3 layer masks. And in spooky fabrics or prints.   I have a literal stockpile of skincare products.  Can I interest you in cleanser, sheet masks, moisturizer, sample things etc etc.?  Or a general pampering package? What is your skin type? I'm combination hormonal.  Sure!   Anything from here?  ChocolateStorybook on Etsy No, sadly.   I have been enjoying the incense from here hand-dipped incense sticks | Hexennacht and here Hand-dipped incense sticks | Mr. Hex (mr-hex.com)  Any thing interesting from either site? Hexennacht:  Date Nights at Annapurna, or Tabac      8/16/21   Would you like some delicious coffee? If so, do you prefer whole bean or ground? If ground, what grind? Also, light or dark roast? Flavor preferences? No thank you.  Only dandelion roots or roasted chicory for me.   I may be going to the Renaissance Fair this weekend (if not this weekend then soon and multiple times), any Ren Faire goodies you may like?  Yes!  I'd be thrilled with anything
I always go to my town's local Farmer's Market and they have booths selling things like candles, Gourmet Pickles, Flavored Oils and Vinegars, dog treats (like bones and animal feet), honey, and bath products. Would you like any of these things? Honey!!!  And fine oils like olive or avocado.  I'm also down for lotions or soaps.   Do you have a preference for numbered packages for each night of the swap vs randomly selecting from unlabeled goodies?  Don't have a preference.    If you didn't say much about your reading preferences in your survey but would be interested in receiving books, can you elaborate a bit? Oh yes.  My Goodreads should give you plenty of fodder (same with my Amazon WL).   Are you interested in cocktails, be it recipes, infusion kits, tools, supplies, specialty bitters?  No thank you.   8/18/21   Is there something that you definitely prefer to not receive in any category (anything to avoid if you hadn't/forgotten to mention)? Anything with food color, corn syrup, added msg, artificial sweeteners, most sugars (maple and honey are fine), anything with gluten, sulfates, or nitrates. No blush for makeup.   Are there patterns/prints (more guidance than general Halloween/Autumn) you like for things or are you open to whatever I may find that speaks to me?  I have a good number of prints on my Etsy WL.   Any significant other or other special person? Like if I wanted to send you specialty cocoa for a date night, would that be OK? I am making up the cocoa part, but you get my drift. Sure.  I have a husband who loves gummies, ginger and maple candies, and beer.  I have kitties who love Twi's catnip.   I would love to request folks to to put their wish list in this thread and link in their signature. I would love to decant from my oils if I have any my person is looking for!  Any decants from my wish list would be phenomenal!    If you happened to list some favorite fandoms earlier, would you also name your favorite character(s) from those fandoms? Death and Delirium (Sandman), The Goblin King (Labyrinth), The Man in Black / Westley (Princess Bride) but Inigo is awesome too.  V for Vendetta.  Lydia Deetz and Beetlejuice from Beetlejuice.  The Unicorn (Last Unicorn),   Cheshire Cat (Alice in Wonderland).
  8/19/21   Do you have an Amazon link?  Can you post it??  Yep, it's in my sw help signature link.
if you are a knitter/crocheter, are you over on Ravelry?  If so, what’s your user name there?? No, I'm not active atm.   8/20/19 I make homemade fire ciders, would that be of interest? Non-alcoholic and they are quite fiery.  If it has any sort of pepper in it, I wouldn't be able to have it, unfortunately.    Are you interested in getting other BPAL items besides perfume, like hair gloss, bath oils or T-shirts? I would love a Tshirt or atmo spray.     8/21/21 So partner, would you be interested in a Frankenbag done in Halloween prints? As long as it's mostly black, purple, etc. with no orange.    ALL THE SUGAR SKULLS AND BATS. Agree with Twi.   Y'all with furbabies... Are there any food allergies/sensitivities or quirks to know about? Cats: No grains or pea protein.  Mostly limited ingredients.  They do well with Orijin treats or Raw Rewards.   How do you feel about (ethically sourced) butterfly / moth art (in a jar or shadowbox).  Sure!  I love morpho butterflies, but would adore a luna moth, or a death head moth.   I may have preemptively picked out 2 Halloween-themed mugs with cute matching spoons, before I knew who my match was going to be! So I leave it to you: Bat, or Cat?  Cat is tempting, but I would probably go for bat.   8/22/21 If you mentioned aversions to any common Halloween decor items (skeletons, witches, spiders, etc.), how encompassing is that? Specifically, is a "kid friendly" drawing of that same item on a piece of decor (like, a book cover or wrapping paper) still a preferred pass?  I'm pretty open.
  Would you be interested in receiving a never-used eyeshadow palette from Nororiously Morbid (gothy colors) and/or a never-used eyeshadow palette from Pretty Vulgar (romantic neutrals)?  Yes, would love the more gothy colors (and I adore Notoriously Morbid anyway).   8/23/21 I live in Japan. Are you interested in anything specifically Japanese I could get for you here (doesn't necessarily have to be Halloween themed)? For example, are you a fan of the anime Demon Slayer and want merch? Are you interested in trying some fun kit-kat flavors? Do you need a new set of pretty chopsticks?  Yes!  I would love ume tea, actually, ume anything, any cultural arts and craft items like kokeshi dolls, oni masks, wood/ceramic items, fun regional socks, regional chapsticks...honestly, you could get me anything from Japan and I'd be over the moon.   there is an excellent chance teeturtle will have a sale in time for this swap: anything (particularly tshirts or socks) that appeal? Sizes?  No thank you.     Haus of Gloi Fall Part 1 drops soon, anything here you like?  https://www.hausofgloi.com/blogs/blog/fall-lineup-2021  Spider silk butter, scrub, or perfume would be amazing.   8/24/21 Could you use a journal or sketchbook? No, I have enough right now.   Do you need BPAL storage?  Imps?  Bottles? I could use more 81 vial scientific storage boxes.   Do you wear socks?  What kind?  No show, ankle, knee high, over the knee?  Fibers?  I do.  I love socks, especially gothy, regional (like regional Hello Kitty or other matsuri releases), galaxy, graphic, and pretty floral and nature-themed socks.  I wear ankle, crew, and knee high.  I love bamboo fiber ones.  I have a sock dreams with list here.   Do you have a favorite   candy(ies) [or prepacked individual snacks] that you wouldn't mind filling up your box as packing material? Or teas/coffee blends you'd enjoy? If you prefer none of this, that's fine too!   Teas, absolutely.  My husband will take whatever random candies you want to throw in.     I'm going down the Shore for a few days! Any treats you'd like from a cute beach town- salt water taffy? Fudge? Wrist fans? Tie-dye beach dress...?  No thank you.   How do you feel about fancy marshmallows?  They are great, but I can't have any right now.   8/25/21 We've asked about candy, but let's talk specifically about gummies. Do you like crazy shapes, sweet/sour?   My husband loves gummies and sours.  I can only have gummies made with tapioca (if starch is used) and maple or honey.  No cane sugar.  Dried apples or fruit without nitrates or sulfates would be amazing (literally just the dried fruit).   Anything from these Etsy shops? Kodiak Sea Charms, Halloween Hill Studio, Grave Markings  I really like the pins, earrings and the skull burst print from Grave Markings.   What about the Mutter Museum's gift shop? I like the rib cage necklace and skull stud earrings.   8/27/21 I grow mugwort and it's harvest season. Would you like dried leaves for bathing or tea? Or a bound bundle for smoke cleansing? (Its said to be excellent for divination or lucid dreaming, but do not use if pregnant.)  its also a digestive bitter and tastes great on chicken.  Yes, absolutely! Anything would be great.   I grow loads of other herbs and I'm drying them now. Any favorites you might like? Mint, basil, oregano, chives, lemon balm or others? Would love oregano, lemon balm, mint, basil.   I also have an herbal and other wish list at Mountain Rose.   I grew a huge load of onions and garlic. Any interest?  Heck yes!   Feathers? I have geese, ducks, peafowl, chickens and quail. So I collect their shed feathers and share them with people I like.  Yes!  I love collecting feathers.   I grew a boatload of Green Shiso this year and plan to make a shiso pesto with it. Would you like some? (Nut wise it has pistachios)  Dang, I can't do pistachio.   I also plan to experiment with infusing it in vodka. I'm planning a plain shiso infusion and a shiso citrus infusion. If they turn out would you like some?  I can't do alcohol on the autoimmune diet.   8/28/21 Would you be interested in this hand sanitizer dispenser/keychain that doubles as a light (its eyes light up when you press between its eyes!)?  (see photo here)  Oh, that is adorable!  Yes!!!   If you're into tabletop games, what games do you already own, and/or what type are you interested in?  Oh man, we own lots of card games like Munchkin (up through Cthulhu, Gloom, Cards Against) and some RPG games.  Would love some 2 player board games.   8/29/2021  DO YOU LIKE TRUE CRIME STORIES? I watch some of them from time to time, but I'm not a Murderino or a die-hard fan.    DO YOU LIKE SEASONAL MAGAZINES ON BAKING AND DECORATING?  Sure, Halloween-themed ones would be fun.   If you are enthused by the idea of receiving coffee, do you want whole bean or ground? AND do you have flavors that you like (or definitely hate and never want again)? No thank you.     8/30/21 Would you be interested in some very size-inclusive tights? There are Halloween patterns, but also most colours under the sun, and are very comfy.  Sure!  Galaxy, gothy, bats, or Beetlejuice stripe would be awesome.   What about indie chilli sauces/chutneys/jams? What type of chilli/spice level?  I will totally take jams.  And anything else as my husband loves that.  For me, no spice, but go wild if you want to get something for Tony.
  In case anyone else shares a love for adorable tiny plushies, any interest in v soft and cute vegetable/fruit plushies? There are also small animals.  Small animals like cats would be fun.   The Polish Pickup/Indie Pickup is live for wishlisting, and will ship in time for this swap (this year). Anything strike your fancy? (It's not just nail polish...there's jewelry and bath scrubs and wax tarts and all manner of things. It's fun!)  https://polishpickup.com/ No thank you.   8/31/21   Anything here sound good to you? https://gryffonridge.com/  Any of the gourmet salts that don't have heat.   Hayden Evens Art has released some new Halloween and Disney-themed prints and stickers.  Do any spark your interest? To answer my own question, I would love Delia Deetz, Vampira, Haunted House, Vincent Price, Queen of New Orleans prints, and the Costly Retreats stickers.  I also would love the Delia Deetz shirt.     So would you hate or be into more miscreant Halloween vibe decor - like wholesome figurines repainted, creepy dolls, goats with horns, (fake) animal skeletons, things in jars? Is anything too dark, morbid, or recoil worthy?  I'm so open!   do you use any sorts of semipermanent dyes or do anything fun/wild to your hair? are there any hair products you like?  I adore Pravana and even overtone.  Purples for me.   what about skincare? i am pretty into k beauty and am curious if others are interested in any aspects of this.  I love more natural-based skincare, like rose hip oil and moringa oil.  I'm open for toners and serums, along with face masks.




2020 SW Answers

9/25/20   I happen to live near this amazing place.  Do you have any interest is anything that I could pick up there?  The have hand made pottery, cookie molds, cookbooks with historical recipes all sorts of good stuff.  https://www.gcv.org/shop/  The goat's milk soap bar looks interesting as do the pioneer cooking books.   9/23/20   https://www.poesieperfume.com/loose-leaf-tea  <---- would you be interested in receiving tea and / or scents from Poesie?  All the teas! Tudor Rose sounds exceptionally nice.   I have been remiss--witchee (or anyone needing a minion), I am notorious for homemade caramels, shortbreads both savory and sweet, and catnip/catnip laced toys.  I've also started playing with homemade marshmallows and fruit candies.  Any interest?  Yes, sweet, savory, and cat nips most welcome.   9/22/20   Would you like any of Snag Tights’ Halloween offerings and if so, what size? E in Disco Spider or Red Mock Garter.  The woolies would also be nice for cold PNW winters.   Do you prefer getting one or two really nice/more expensive things or several smaller/less expensive little things? Or do you have no preference?  I'm open to whatever my Witch desires to do.     Witchee, do you like tea? If so, what kind?  Yes, I adore tea.  I love it all, but I just can't have anything with kiwi or raisins.  Otherwise, any tea you send will be most happily used.    Witchee, do you want anything?  Shirts, mugs, postcards from Anarchist Seattle, Portland, or New York.... https://www.redbubble.com/people/litlnemo/shop?artistUserName=litlnemo No thank you.     Would you be interested in a gently-used tarot deck (or other oracle)? If so, toss out some styles you gravitate towards, cause I have SO MANY DECKS and I'd love to send one or more along! Yes!  I love intuitive decks, ones with interesting or beautiful art like Tarot of the Moon Garden or the  Ethereal Visions Tarot Deck but I'm also drawn to minimalistic ones along the lines of the Wild Moon Oracle deck or the Anima Mundi deck.  I went ahead and added a few decks to my Etsy wishlist along my preference lines. 
Are you interested in receiving a burned CD of music? If so, name of genres, artists, styles that you are into or would like more of to explore.  Sure!  I'm into darkwave, synthpop, goth, industrial, post-punk, horror punk, deathrock, dark wave, dark cabaret, new wave, synthwave, K-rap, J-rock (post 2008) and would love to explore more bands along those lines. Mind you, I am also open to bands along the lines of The Hu, Aurora, Eivør, A Tribe Called Red, Alestorm, Glory Hammer, T.O.P., Loreena McKennit, Tori Amos, Garbage, Metric, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Boy Harsher, and O.Children.   Do you have an Amazon wishlist?  If you do and you're ok with getting stuff from it, please share the link!  I do.  It's linked in my signature. You can get goodies from there if you like, but if there's another alternative selling the same item that supports local, women or POC-owned businesses, I would prefer that.   Pumpkin/pumpkin spice – yay or nay?  Yay in food/drinks but nay in other products (soaps, perfumes, etc.) or vice versa?  What are your thoughts? Not in my perfumes or on my body.  I like the spices just fine, just not with the pumpkin.  To eat, sure, pumpkin spice away.    Candy corn – love it or loathe it?  Or just don’t care much one way or another? Adore!!!!     9/21/20   I'm a knitter.  I have some knitted washcloths done, and can knit up more.  Would you like some?  Also, if answered soon enough, I can maybe get a scarf done.  Would you like one?  What colors would you like?  Thin or thick?  With or without fringe?  Are you allergic to any fibers - wool, cashmere, angora, alpaca?  I would love  washcloth or a scarf in black and jewel tones.  Thin Ursula. Thick or thin works and I don't mind fringe.  However, I can't do angora as I'm allergic to rabbits.   Witchee, darling, there's a *slight* chance I might be going on a trip next week and *might*, in the course of this trip, have access to Disneyworld goodies from Epcot and Magic Kingdom - any stuff you might desire?   Ooh, villain enamel pins, yes!  And anything from Haunted Mansion because that's my dream home right there.    9/20/20   How do you guys store your decants so they are not a confused mess?  If you've got a system, please share it. I have them in 99 vial boxes from some science supply company for my imps.  I organize them by the order I test them, and once I finish reviewing on my blog, I then organize by collection.  For my bottles, I use those 9x12/medium or so boxes that look like books by Ashalnd (from Michaels).  I store those bottles by collection type (LE, GC, Event Exclusive, Lunacies, Retail Exclusives).  I don't organize by name within those boxes, though.   9/19/20   Lilith are up! Is there anything from the release that you want? Decant or full bottles? Eee, Liliths!  I'm getting my must haves, but I'm really interested in trying (even testers or sniffies) Etienne, #2 pencil, A Little Piece of Eternity, Booboo Eyes, Faster Pussycat?, Life the Sculptor, Our Little Crypt Ghoul, Thunk, and You Are Not Alone.     How would you feel about recipes?  I would adore them.  I love trying out different family and individual recipes.    Would anyone be interested in anything from Bucees?! It’s a magical giant beaver gas station/shop! It has spices, fudge,  Knick knacks, all things Texas, candy, beef jerky, roasted nuts, and of course beavers! Most things like the fudge and nuts are made in house.   I'm sure there's beave hot sauce, so that and spices.  Fudge would be interesting and I'm totally down for beef jerky, beaver nuggets, roasted or candied nuts, and especially jalapeno brittle!     9/18/20   Witchee, assuming you like home made/home canned condiment goodies, what is your spice level preference?  Danger, danger Will Robinson levels.  I have been known to eat a dried ghost pepper right before a lecture and continue to teach with only minor impact.     As far as CellarDoor, I'd be interested in any of the wood soaps along with Dapper Dan, Rosemary Mint, Sanderson Spice, Satsuma Guava (yum!), and Zombie Repellant.   9/17/20   Is there something from your fandom that popped up in another country you'd be particularly interested in?  What, and what store?  Yes!  I don't know what stores would carry my fandom items specially, but I'm very open to anything from abroad.  Even those Japanese turn things that are similar to gumball machines (gashapon) or the special promotional items that come on Ito-en or other drinks from Japanese deli stores similar to 7-11.    Would you be interested in some boozy chocolates (or anything else) from https://www.chocolatemoonshine.com/ ? Yes, especially the moonshine ones.    09/16/20   Would you, my dear Witchee, like anything from April Gloom? https://www.etsy.com/shop/AprilGloom  (this is our @spookygrrrly - switch witch code coming soon to a spreadsheet near you.)  The enamel pins are cute.    How about from https://twinklentwilight.etsy.com ?  (This shop belongs to @twilighteyes - we can maybe crochet some of the unicorns that are sold out...)   Her catnip!!! I also adore her shawls. (I know, technically not on her Esty).  I would also be interested in  a bat project bag or even a galaxy one.    Would you enjoy anything from my friend Brian's Etsy shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/BrianSerwayArt? Yes, I love any of his stickers, Black Omen, Crescent, the death moth and the circular "ember " one. 
Are you a sock person?  If so what are your favourite kinds to wear?  Do you have a sockdreams wishlist? I am totally a sock and tight person.  Foot Traffic knee highs tend to fit my thick calves best. I do have a list under my name.     If you're not near one, is there anything from Trader Joe's you'd like?  Those peanut butter chocolates, their mints, and any of those Dia planters.    How do you feel about local items from my city, like spicy (think chili) things or local coffee? The coffee is not spicy lol.  Anything except coffee, sure.   do you have good feelings about Funko Pop?  /yes!  Think anything spooky, campy horror like Elvira or Vampira, anything Burton, or any evil Disney characters.    Candles! Anything from these places catch your fancy?  No thank you.  I prefer Volupsa in the tins because my Maine Coon doesn't understand that solid bodies through glass means chaos.  https://cantripcandles.com/collections (restocks Friday 9/18 at 9:00 PST) https://miruscandles.com/collections https://briarwickcandles.com/collections   9/15/20   I have a friend who does pet caricatures. He's done ones for all of my pets. Is this something you would be interested of for your pet(s)? Yes!   Do you decorate seasonally/for holidays?  Is there anything in particular you would like to that end?  Yes!  Anything Dia de los Muertos, Beetlejuice or Petshop of Horrors adjacent would be adored!
  Would you like anything from House of Gloi, especially from their Autumn Update? (https://www.hausofgloi.com/collections/fall-1) I think their witch dusting powder, Hex, or their Sweet Violet or Lemon Drop candy perfumes would be great.    I know the tea question has been asked, but what, specifically, about Adagio teas? Any of their chais, Earl Greys, or oolongs would be appreciated!    What about anything tempting from Dandelion Chocolate? (https://store.dandelionchocolate.com/pages/home)  Artisan and single origin chocolates?  Are you trying to woo me?  Yes!!!  Any bar 70% or up is most welcome.  These types of chocolates I savor like my scents and teas.     9/14/20   Anything you'd like from Future Primitive: https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk  I'd be open to any of their perfumes. 
Do you have an Etsy wishlist? Oh yes.  The link should be in my signature.  Note that my Etsy WL has some big ticket items.  Please don't be intimidates.  Those are my dream pucahses, but I still like looking at them for pie-in-the-sky inspiration.    I wanted to share this link to a soapmaker I love and ask if y'all see anything you would like from them! https://www.herbneden.com/  Oh, any of their soaps, although the tumeric one specifically is calling my name.   Nui Cobalt Designs perfumes...(just got her latest email): How about the scents being discontinued? The Critters? https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/collections/critters-2020?page=1 or other ones? Any of the witchy ones, and I'm really open to the critters, Kelpie, Kitsune, Gargoyle, Gremlin, Sylph, Indie Mood, Indie Mood Guilia, the squirrel critters, cardinal.        9/13/20   Do you have a favorite art style/movement/artist?  I love Art Nouveau  / Arts and Crafts Movement but I'm also fond of graphic designs, woodblock prints, and paper cut art. As far as artists, I adore Mucha, Manet, The Jed Henry (woodblock artist), missmonstermel, and artwork along the lines of Black Veil Studio's.    Who is your fashion icon(s)? Threnody in Velvet, Dita von Teese, but I'm also fond of Yohji Yamamoto and Esther Perbandt.  Ooh, and Nadja from What We Do In Shadows.  I love Videnoir Couture and her decadent vampire high fantasy fashions.   What is your favorite mythological creature?  Hmm, Kelpies and anything relating to Cthulhu mythos (Cthulhu, The Hounds, etc.)
is there anything you want from Lush? The new Halloween items would be fantastic.    Do you need any astrological work done, since thats one of my professions? Any particular areas you could utilize a consultation?  Please, that would be phenomenal!  (4:24am, King City, CA)   How do you feel about the homemade fudge I sell in my etsy shop?  https://www.etsy.com/shop/HollysRainbow -particular preferences, flavors (consider I take special flavor requests all the time!)? Sounds delicious.  I might not eat too much of it, but my husband loves fudge. Berry, peanut butter, and praline anything sound great.   How do you feel about keto or sugar-free, low carb baked goods or treats?? Yes, please!   9/12/20   Does anyone like the prints or items from www.ElissaMarieCreative.com ? I have a few of her prints and the notebooks and they are quality!  I like the bird skull and the cuddle fish.   What about www.drawingsbynicole.com? Anything specific? No thanks.   Does anything from www.vapidlacquer.com stick out to you? I like Polarize nail polish, but it's sold out.   I do pour painting/acrylic fluid art (with varying degrees of success, haha). Would you like a custom piece in colors of your choice (takes 3-4 weeks with curing, longer if you want it sealed, so it would arrive post-round if custom) or a piece already finished in my collection? I have mostly 12 x 12 and 10 x 10s  right now. Pics available upon request!   Sure, that would be really neat.  Jewel tones (purple, cobalt, turquoise, black, and gold or silver would be lovely).   After enjoying looking at the links several others have put in the questions, I decided to add some of my own favorite independent artists who I enjoy supporting - so, what do you think of the goodies from these people? And specific items you love? Enjoy! 1) https://www.catcoven.com/  I like the Midgard slouchy XL, the bat with stars pin, the Nighttime reading book plate, the catnip pillow. 2) https://www.mineralgypsy.com  Ooh, I love the onyx kitties,  and the flourite window portals, smoky quartz palm stone, flourite vial necklace, spellbound suncatcher are interesting.  3) https://www.redbubble.com/people/thelatestkate/shop I like their bloomskull leggings (xl), the Great Retro Wave shirt in xl, I ADORE the Arakis Surf shirt (huge Dune fan), a quiet spot tea block, Cartyatid tea block, neighbors tea block. 4) https://www.marikapaz.com/shop/ 5) https://www.faunwood.com  I like the pins, but most are sold out.  6) https://www.shannatrumbly.com/ I like the Poppy King.  7) https://fiddlersgreenzine.com  Really interesting premise.  I'd take a look at any of their publications. 8 ) https://www.hedgespokenpress.com  No thanks.   One of the things I do is make nifty things from sweaters that I cut up & upcycle into things like super warm mittens, arm warmers, striped arm warmers, cowls, teapot cozies, & French press cozies.  I don't have a slipper I love yet, but I'm working on it.   So, which of these things might you like?  Give me some thoughts on colors you like & if for a teapot or press, I need to know a size. Cowls in blacks and jewel tones would be nice.     I enjoy historical reproductions and am a fan of LBCC Historical Apothecary. Is there something in her store you might be interested in? I added a bunch of items to my Etsy wishlist.  I would love to try her face creams or some of her vintage perfumes.    9/11/2020 Is there anything you'd like from the UK? Tea (Harrod's Twinnings, or small indie shops would be phenomenal).  I'm also down for anything Scottish heather or their nummy biscuit cookies.   Do you have a particular fandom you'd like stuff from?  Hello Kitty, vintage My Little Pony, Beetlejuice, Elvira, Labyrinth, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Dark Crystal, The Last Unicorn, The Addams Family, My Neighbor Totoro (anything Miyazaki, honestly), Dune!   Question:  How do you feel about tea?  Preferences?  Would you want anything from David's Tea (https://www.davidstea.com/us_en/home/), Steepologie (https://www.steepologie.com/), Bird & Blend (https://birdandblendtea.com/us_en/), or do you have a favorite tea maker to suggest?  What about tea tools or cups?   I adore teas.  You really can't go wrong aside from ones that are super, super sweet or include raisins or kiwi as ingredients (allergies).  From David's Tea, I would love the Salted Caramel Oolong, Maple Syrup Oolong, and Honey Lemon Drop.  From Steepologie, I would love any of their chai or Earl Grey teas, and their Milk Oolong.  From Bird & Blend, I would love to try AffogaTEA, Earl Grey Cream, and Coconut Milk Oolong.  As far as tea tools or cups, I would adore another matcha cup and could always use loose leaf filter bags.    How do you feel about fragrant things for the home like incense, candles, atmosphere spray?   Atmo sprays would be nice.  I tend to like woods and resins.  Think Japanese temple smells.    Do you share your home with any loved ones (human, feline, canine, etc.) who might enjoy a tiny treat too?  My 3 kitties would love a treat.  Twilighteyes grows some world class catnip that we have to hide because our kitties would binge it all if not.  They would go batty for more.    9/9/20   would anybody like a small cross stitch thing, like a patch or pin? or cross stitching notions like handmade needle minders? I've never cross-stitched before.  I'd be open to an easy beginner's kit.   9/8/20   Art and artists - anyone dig any of this?  https://www.studiodesade.com/  (They also do masks, see here.)  I like the Cthulhu face mask.    If you knit/crochet/weave, would you like custom dyed yarn?  And if so do you have preference on weight, fiber, colors? I'd like natural wool that I can use as a felting base.  I need more.    what is one fun/frivolous thing for $20 or less that you’d enjoy? Tokidoki blind Unicorno figure, especially the new Halloween one!   If I sent you to a dollar store with $20, what would you walk out with? If we are talking Daisho, those cool face masks, fake lashes, and some fake nails.  I haven't visited a regular dollar store in a bit, but probably craft supplies.      9/5/20   what are your feelings on home made/ home canned jams & pickles or syrups?  I even make things with berries I grow in my garden.  I make both brandied & bourbon cherries. Syrups good for cocktails, in lemonade or tea, flavors include Lavender, Lavender + Lemon, & Lavender + Vanilla. Interested?  Yes, absolutely!  All of that sounds delicious!   Is there something that you're especially hoping to receive for this round?  For example, a brand you've heard of that you're especially wanting to try, or a certain "thing" that you really want but just cant bring yourself to buy for yourself?? Books.  I've been on a book diet due to finances and I really would like some more.    Would you rather receive supplies/tools for your own craft/hobby or receive something you can't make yourself? I would be happy with either of those options.    Is there anything you'd like from Penzeys (https://www.penzeys.com/)? Curries!   9/3/20   Would you like anything from here? https://www.etsy.com/shop/TaterRoundsBeauty  I like the Death by Candy shadows, Fizzy Drink, along the Yule Cat lippie.  I would be open to her face items, too.    9/2/20   Would you like a face mask from one of my favorite artists? https://akumuink.com/collections/facemasks  The summon Cthulhu mask is cute!   one of our fellow BPAL friends makes custom masks, Hakutaku Custom Masks on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HakutakuMasks/ ). Would anyone be interested in one of her masks? Oh yeah!  I really link prints in #3, 14, and 17.    9/1/20   are you familiar with https://www.a-natural-alternative.com/ ?  Take a peak & let me know if you might like to try something. Anything from this store.  It all looks amazing and right up my alley.    8/30/20   Is there anything you want from Japan? Current kit kat flavors are... Salty Lemon, Salty Lychee, Sweet Potato, Chestnut and possibly still some Cookies and Cream Ice Cream or Strawberry Ice Cream from summer. Other than that, anime goods, cute stationery, other Japanese snacks, lay it on me!  All the snacks, please!  And stationary.  Anything JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Hello Kitty, Sailor Moon, washi paper, fine matcha, ume tea, ume anything, kimono fabric scraps, lacquered items, crafts like bowls from Japan would be a long shot but highly favored, too.    What are your favorite self-care items or activities? I'm especially curious about things that you hesitate to do/get because they feel like frivolous luxuries.  Putting on a nice of oolong or fine green or matcha tea in a fancy tea cup and reading or listening to a book. Decadent is spritzing some cedar or lavender spray on my pillow and then really meditating after doing said activities earlier.      8/29/20   Does anything from Paintbox Soapworks catch your eye (http://paintboxsoapworks.com/)? I'd love to try anything from their facial line or their scrubs.  I'm pretty open with scrub scents.    Does anything from the Trading Post's etsy page catch your eye (https://www.etsy.com/shop/bptradingpost)? A Violent Fit of Trembling, Snow Angel Atmosphere spray





2019 SW Answers

Eee, Liliths!  I'm getting my must haves, but I'm really interested in trying (even testers or sniffies) Etienne, #2 pencil, A Little Piece of Eternity, Booboo Eyes, Faster Pussycat?, Life the Sculptor, Our Little Crypt Ghoul, Thunk, and You Are Not Alone.  

As far as CellarDoor, I'd be interested in any of the wood soaps along with Dapper Dan, Rosemary Mint, Sanderson Spice, Satsuma Guava (yum!), and Zombie Repellant.   Would you like anything from Future Primitive? (It's fine to mention OOS things) https://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/ Any of these look lovely : cordwainer, festival, om, rook & raven, sparklebox, slyph, gossamer ghost, cold pillow, witley court, owlette's end, ebenezer, the  wand maker   Does anyone have a favorite horror movie that they love? Need a copy/DVD of? I also would love  "The Demon Low", " Crimson Peak", "Penny Dreadful", "Cronos", “What We Do In Shadows. "   Do you like smallish knitted stuff (hats, fingerless mittens, scarves, toys, etc. -- be specific!)?  Mittens, fingerless gloves ( I've been hankering for some mermaid scale type gloves. I have a couple examples on my Etsy wishlist) in blues and blacks.    Do any of these knitted items appeal to you? Pfeilraupe Asymmetrical Scarf - Yes   How do you feel about thrift store finds (assuming they're in good condition and have been thoroughly cleaned before shipping)? Bring them on!    9/20/19   I may have bought several full size Rituel de Fille makeup items in a frenzy over their whole vibe. If I tested something once or twice (and it can be sanitized), would you be interested? Sure.    Are you interested in trying different skincare products from higher end, clean brands?  Yes for clean brands.    Any interest in anything from Torrid, noting their "fangirl" and Halloween collections are updated?  Villain panties are adorable. I also like the Disney Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Town Grey Caged Front Top.    What on the following list would you like to receive something related to (or have something donated to in your and Joni's honor?) · animal rescue (love this idea, especially as one who has two adopted special needs kitties)   NEW QUESTION: I'll be going to Seattle, London and Paris during this round- anything you'd love to have from any of these locations? London - loose leaf non-mass market tea, enamel pins, snacks   Is there anything you would particularly like from Japan? Stationary, bento supplies, a particular snack, etc. The fall flavors for kitkats this year are Chestnut, Sweet Potato and Apple Pie.  All of these above plus enamel pins, temple incense, temple signatures (I have a temple book already), woodblock prints, beautiful washi sheets, local crafts, kimono accessories, those cute little cat hats you can get from the vending machines, matcha, ume tea, matcha bowl...almost anything really.    So, there's a Euro coin of some denomination coming out with Asterix on it.... Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees? Not in terms of coins.  Yes to Last Unicorn, Beetlejuice type things, strange and spooky socks, and found feathers.    I know a number of BPALies attend Dragon Con. Would any of you be interested in handmade earrings in the (in)famous Marriott Carpet pattern? Sure, as long as they are on surgical steel or sterling silver.    9/22/19     Thinking about really good natural food stores like Natural Grocers or Whole Foods, if you could have ANY bath and beauty or body care items, what would you love? I'd be interested in trying scrubs, bombs, and Epsom salts of any kind.    Also what kind of treats, snacks, foods, condiments, bulk items, teas, housewares from the same natural food stores would you love? I love the cranberry tuna from WF, but that doesn't ship very well. I'd love 70% chocolates that are unusual or artisan, teas aplenty, especially peppermint, witchy herbs, nuts without sulfates or nitrates (raw).    Also, are there any particular sustainable kitchen or household items you would love to receive? Sustainable beauty items like the bamboo toothbrushes, loofas, cotton swaps, glass bento items, and those beeswax items you can wrap food in.    9/23/19   Did anything catch your eye from the Liliths? That Villain Romeo Social Justice Justice for Mary Spooky Generation The Scottish Princess Vampire Tween You're a Daisy Storge   Would you like anything from Lush? That wasabi shampoo sounds awesome, but I'd love anything from the Halloween collection, especially Lord of Misrule, which I adore.    9/26/19   Is there anything kind of weird and niche about which you feel this way, fellow witchees?    Kickstarter (and similar):  Any thoughts, witches? I adore Kickstarter, especially for enamel pins and enamel pins.  Recently, I've been looking at the Art Deco pins, yokai pins, and anything Studio Ghibli.    9/28/19   Do you have an Etsy/Goodreads/Amazon or anything else wishlist you’d like to share? I have my Etsy and Amazon linked in my signature.  Both are ultimate wishlists, so please don't feel intimidated by what I have on there.  They will certainly give you a pretty good idea about my aesthetics and what I am interested in. On goodreads, you can search for me under Tiah Schindelheim Rodriguez.  I'm currently reading some travel books for my trip to Iceland, Paris, and Amsterdam, but I still need to finish a few other books as I can never read just one book at a time.    And what’s your preferred wrist/necklace size? Wrist is like 8.5 or 9".  I prefer something just a little looser, but I do like my punk or goth cuffs.  Necklace, I like 19" and up.    Does anything from Bird & Blend take your fancy? The Maca Match looks great, as does any and all of the chai teas, Campfire and vampires, Earl grey creme, Earl's paradise, Lady lavender, Smoky Russian.   Knitting questions have have been asked, but how about wash cloths, anyone need any?  What colors??  I don't need any at the moment.     is there anything from World Market that tickles your fancy? Any of the taper candles, the tarot pint glasses, and any of their black licorice.    9/28/209 There's a special thing happening over at Rituel de Fille this weekend, where some gorgeous makeup items are coming back for just a couple of days. I'll be placing an order Sunday or Monday- anything that might strike your fancy, either from the special sale or from the site in general? (https://ritueldefille.com) Ooh, that Pyxis eye soot looks lovely as does Obsidian. I'd also be very interested in trying  Moonseed lip sheer.   To answer my own questions, I would love some art deco tarot decks, mainly for the art like this, this, or the oracle decks like this and  this. I don't mind used one bit.   Pigment samples: I have plenty of vintage M.A.C. pigments, but I'd love to try some of the newer shades like Museum Bronze, Green Space, Rock-It Yellow and Hi-Def Cyan.  For Notoriously Morbid, I'd love to try Effect of Atrocity, Bumping Auras, Menehune for their shadows and I'm really interested in Bitchcraft, Bloody Kisses, and Loving the Dead from their lip collections.   9/30/19   Do you have a favourite saying or quote? One doesn't readily come to mind.   How do you feel about spicy foods, and where on the Scoville scale do you hit your limit? I'm eat a ghost pepper in front of the classroom kinda gal.  Bring on your spicy, sauces, jams, caramels (habanero caramel is divine).

  How do you feel about coloring books, especially those pertaining to a personal interest or fandom? I wish I could get myself to sit down and color, but I'd rather read or paint.   10/1/19   A few questions have been asked about knitted items--are crocheted equivalents acceptable?  (crocheted fingerless gloves, shawls, etc.)   Any fiber issues? Angora or anything rabbit, sadly, will cause migraines.    About the Weenies: please list what you've bought or are definitely purchasing for yourself *as well as* what you would like to possibly receive from someone else! I joined a decant circle and am getting Micteacacihuatl, Come Sister, Death's Head Moth, I Am All in a Sea of Wonders, Lucy's Eyes, The Empty Coffin, Songs of Autumn IV, Anthocyanin, and Carotene.    I would love decants or testers of the candy Snake Oils, Lamb's Wool, Pistachio Pumpkin, The Listeners*, A Look of Peace, Flesh of My Flesh, The Host, The Sleeping Draught*, Voluptuous Wantonness, and Songs of Autumn III (* = very much want)   Dear Witchee, are you at all boozy?  Anywhere between hard cider to straight whisk(e)y?  And any interest in the "unusual" stuff? (unusual as in non-mainstream, local craft ciders or meads, regional fruit wines, experiments from local distilleries, etc) I'm not too boozy, but I adore sake (you can't go wrong with Nigori).     Nail Polish: Do you need or want some?  If so, what colors and brands are you interested in? I have lots of nail polish, but I am just starting to get into ILNP (I have Missed Calls and Reminisce). I would love Isabelle, Bloodline, Silhouette, Royalty, Riddle Me This, and any of the chromes.  I also love Espionage Cosmetic's nail stickers/wraps as they are a whole lot easier to maintain.     Postcards? I enjoy receiving postcards, especially from spooky places (would love one from Salem, the Catacombs, etc) or just really beautiful landscape postcards.    10/2/19      Is anyone interested in anything from the Nocturne Alchemy Halloween release (or, presumably, anything else from the site)? I would love to try Halloween 2020, Halloween Bastet 2016, Haunted House,  Boo!, Black Raven, and Black Crow.  I don't know too much about them, so samples and sniffies would be most welcome.    How do you feel about salt? I don’t mean, like, salted nuts or potato chips. I mean straight-up salt, like alder-smoked finishing salt or Hana Flake sea salt. Yes, I love flavored salts!  Salted nuts and potato chips will also be welcome in this house.    10/3/19     I am infamous for baking (shortbreads savory and sweet, poundcake, various cookies and bars), butter caramels (flavored or plain), and catnip.  Are any of these relevant to you or your household? OM, butter caramels, yes!!!  And catnip!   Do you like to cook and do you need/want any spices for such pursuits? I do like to cook.  Right now, I'm hunting for more esoteric spices or spices used in traditional ethnic foods (Amcur, sumac, ajowan carraway, mahleb, kala jeera, etc.)   Would you wear any of these?  Fern , Nuada, Manannan, Duleek Abbey  or an infinity scarf or tube cowl tall enough for a hood (like this scarf or this cowl for shape example)?  I really like the Fern, but wouldn't turn down the Abbey, especially in blacks or jewel tones or oxblood red.    Do you have any utilitarian needs for everyday life? Things that would help or that you've been needing or wanting for work or whatever? I'm really not sure.    What kind of vegan snacks do you like? And vegan chocolate...favorites? I so like vegan chocolates, and I'm open to vegan snacks.     10/4/19    How would you describe your crafting style? Whimsical & Cute?  Elegantly modern?  Totally Traditional? How I craft personally? Whimsical and cute with a smattering of gothic horror.    Salts?  Yes, I love flavored and fine salts. I use them all the time, too!   10/6/19   So....we are about to process a metric f*ton of green tomato relish, which is basically bread and butter pickles but with sliced green cherry tomatoes.  Is this relevant to any witchees? Yes, please!  That sounds amazing!   How do you celebrate Halloween/Samhain?  Do you dress up?  Would you like something for your costume?  And am I the only person left on the planet who wears socks? All month long.  I go to concerts, shows, a Gothic High Tea with a cemetery photo shoot, Halloween-themed drag shows.  I also decorate the house even more than it already is. I make Halloween art (usually painting one of those Michael plaster sculptures), and dress up as much as possible.  This year, I'm going as a sea witch.  I would love things for my costume - think a teal Ursula but with more of a Victorian/Burlesque flair. I would love a black bustle to round it out along with tentacle/spooky mermaid accessories, makeup stencils, etc. You also can't go wrong with sending Dia decorations as we do use them all year.    Socks?  I also really love Sock Dreams.  I have a wishlist here for you, my dear witch!  If you are also having trouble viewing wishlists, I like the following: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.   10/7/19   Are you interested in anything from Art Of Tea or Adagio Teas? Any of the Earl/Lady Greys would be most welcome.  I'd also be interested in trying the orchid oolong, matcha, Pacific Coast mint, Aztec spice, 1896, purple oolong, crimson oolong, Big Sur, cinnamon fig, Garden of Eden, London, monk's blend, plum oolong, Uji, Wuyi oolong from Art of Tea.    From Adagio, I'd be interested in trying their Wicked set, chili lime green, any of the Grays and chais, Raja oolong, jade oolong, milk oolong!, Fujian, Pouchong, golden flower, kukicha, Pi Lo Chun, Wenshan mist, Anhui, Thai tea, summer rose, white eternal spring, white cucumber, Formosa Ali Shan, Shizuoka, Zeijiang.  Oh goodness, I'm going to have to try really hard not to order any teas, but I am going to brew myself a cup right now because I have a strong hankering now. 
I make light-weight hairfalls, doll-style, using a variety of fun stuff, like ribbons, lace and soft batting. Would you be interested in receiving a set in the colors of your choosing? Oh, that would be great!  I'd love dark teals and blacks; purples, browns and blacks, too.   And a quick question here--I'm going to this amazing looking event on Saturday--does my witchee see anything they might be interested in?  https://www.facebook.com/events/903999316607440/ (the Oddities Market)  Yes! Anything from Wilde Autumn Apothecary and Serpentine Spiritual Arts.  I also like halloween24x7's color changing planchette necklace and their clear spirit board; Drogo Coffee and Tea's sample, Cerberus, Moondust, Aurora; Death Couture's bone crystals, their morpho butterfly anything, and their death moth anything; Any of Outlaw Candy's painted skulls or druzy necklaces/rings; any pendany/necklace from Electra Relics, Abysmal Art's stone and skull necklace; The Crumb Dungeon's Momento Mori candle; Crescent Creeper's Neverending Story pin, snake bandana, sandworm pin, feed me pin, Oogie pin, Xenomorph pin, Catzilla pin, and their Dark Lord tank. Okay, I'm going to have to come back to this one.  There are so many interesting shops!   10/8/19   How do you feel about enamel pins?  Love them, hate them, slightly interested, totally indifferent?  Absolutely adore  them!  I love ones that relate to travel (like site-specific pins say from The Grand Canyon, The Giant's Causeway, Ginkakuji, etc.), along with anything that is witchy, spooky, spoopy cute, Art Deco, snarky, gothy...yeah, you really can't go wrong with pins.    10/10/19   what is your T-shirt/shirt of choice Size? I'm a L/XL in men's (I like them baggy) and am XL/XXL in women and junior sizes respectively.    10/11/2019   OCTOBER LUNACY!  I know turn around time is unlikely, but just saying (JUST SAYING), dear Witchee, did anything catch your eye? Any of the new duets, honestly.    https://archaichoney.com/bloodmoonbotanica  (Britton used to run Haus of Gloi.)  Witchee, are you interested in any kinds of things from the Blood Moon Botanica update? Moon Dew looks great, as does the High Mountain Arnica, Calming Elixir and Deep Forest Oil    I took some beading classes and have been making bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.  Would you be interested in any?  If so, how big is your wrist or how long would you like your bracelet?  Any preferred styles of beads? I like my bracelets around 9"-10".  I'd love them in gothic color combinations (forest green and black; blood red and black, etc).  The beads pictured are pretty nice.    10/13/19   If I was to donate to an animal rescue on your behalf as the "lucyboo" component of this swap, is there one in particular that you would choose? PAWS or ASPCA   10/15/19   What is your very favorite Halloween candy? If you don't have one/don't do candy, what's a seasonal treat you love? I really enjoy candy corn, the mini Reese cups, black licorice jelly beans.  I dislike those strange chewy peanuts that taste like inflated air.    I just got an email from Lush that their Christmas stuff is now up online! anything you might like? Satsuma, Snow Apple, Santa's Workshop, Yog Nog, Shoot for the Stars, Lush Pud, Snowman Dreaming, Don't Let the Bells End, Chris the Camel.   10/18/19   If you were my witchee, would you enjoy home made (canned) preserves?  I'm going home to Can All The Things & I'm thinking some bananas foster butter/sauce might be a nifty thing for you.  Bananas not so much, but all preserves, jams, and jellies would be most welcome!   10/19/19   I am in Las Vegas is there anything you would want from here? Nothing comes to mind.    




Switch Witch 2017 Answers

Oh witch of all things mighty and good, below are some hints and answers. Both ralenth and Jessica Wunder know me exceedingly well. I'm sure they'd be happy to provide guidance if it is indeed needed.
As far as other hints and wishlists, behold. Amazon, Pinterest, Etsy, and Think Geek.

Would you be interested in things from Future Primitive? (http://futureprimitivesoap.co.uk/)
Oils in Arabian Nights, Incantation, Rook and Raven. Cordwainer, Owletts End, and White Witch Handmade Soaps

Are there any UK things you'd like to get?
All the teas! Anything that is hard to find in the states like specific UK chocolates, candies, snacks, condiments... really, anything that you can only get where you are.

Are you into podcasts? If so, what are your favorites? Would you like any merch related to any of them?
I'd love a shirt from My Favorite Murder.

Would you like something from Nui Cobalt Designs (https://nuicobaltdesigns.com/)?
Cobalt Druid: Road Opener

Or maybe some of Christina's lovely Halloween candles at Sihaya & Co. (https://www.sihayaan...lection-candles)?
Sisterhood of the Moon
ILNP? Who would love one of their awesome holos like MEGA or one of their amazing chromes? http://www.ilnp.com/
Yes! Raven, Park Place, West Wing, Lights Out, Hush!, Birefringence, Sirène!
Do you enjoy stationery? I'm thinking cute/quality notebooks, washi tape, stickers, fun pens etc.
Spooky stationary, yes. However, I'm good on stickers unless you can find Munster or Addams Family stickers.
Are you interested in anything from Cocoa Pink? Amber White, Black, Black Blood, Black Noel, Black Vanilla, Cozy Blanket, Medieval, Orb Weaver, and Spiritueuse Double Vanilla anything.
- Or Haus of Gloi? Hex and Spidersilk anything

Would you be interested in a Halloween wreath?

Have you seen this: https://www.bustle.c...llection-80733?(LushHalloween collection.) And what would you like?
Oh, Bewitching Bubble Bar, Lord of Misrule, Pumpkin Bath Bomb and Bar, Goth Fairy!

Are you interested in anything from the Moonalisa Halloween update?
Any magic pillar candles, salt soaks, butter rich creams, sugar scrub and perfumes in Apricot and Amber, Blue Aspic, Cedarwood and Patchouli, Haunted Home, Mabon, Witches Milk, Sweet Smoke and Wood, and anything from the Green Witch collection.
What are your coffee and/or tea preferences?
- Coffee: whole beans or ground?
- Flavor and roast preferences?
- Tea: black, green, herbal, flavors?
- Loose leaf or tea bags?
- Anything specific you don't like?
- Are you in need of any gadgetry?
Skip on coffee, but I adore tea. While I don't need gadgets, I'd love new flavors from David's Tea, really good oolongs, fine green tea, or anything ceremonial.
How would you feel about receiving a hand-painted container for your bpal and/or other treasures?
- would you want a big wood box (~50 bottles), a small wood box (~20 bottles) or a tin for carrying imps around?
I'm all set.

Who is into K-Beauty (Korean beauty products like sheet masks)
- What are your faves if you are?
- If you aren't would you like to try something?
Yes!!!! I love Skin Food, but I'm especially digging Choc Choc Propolis black masks. I'm up for anything in this category.

What are some NEW things you've gotten interested in this year? Could be anything, from a new hobby, new genre of book, new healthy way of living, new fav brand of whatever...
Lime Crime matte velvetines, Korean beauty and skin care.

What are your feelings about Scooby Doo?
Nostalgic, but not a super fan.

How do you feel about indie makeup (read: loose eyeshadow, blush, highlighter)?
I'm pretty picky because of allergies and sensitive skin. I do like Espionage for loose pigments. I'm more open to indie lip stuff.

I drink this stuff almost everyday would anyone else be interested in trying it out? https://www.criobru.com/
Sure, I'd be willing to try it.

Would you like one of the Halloween Teeturtle shirts?
Yes! Spellbound, Dia de Los Foxes.

Would you want to receive a custom spell kit or magical tea? If so, for what purpose would you want it to be made? Sure, clarity, dreams/visions.
Do you like poetry? Yes!

Anyone like handmade critters, stuffed animals, or custom repaints? Oh yes, I love evil plushes or just strange ones along with iconic MLP repaints.

Would you enjoy any designer/specialty yarn for your own craftyness? Not at the moment. I have a plethora of unused yarn.

Would anyone like a donation made in their name to a cause or charity? Yes - Humane Society, ACLU, Planned Parenthood.

Please provide wishes from the last two updates? Any of the single notes.

Are there any hobbies or crafts you've been thinking of trying, but haven't had the chance yet? I have lots of hobbies and crafts. I need to learn about making foam weapons and armor.

I'm in Japan, is there anything specific from here you would want? Everything. That's an answer, right? In all seriousness, I adore Japan and cultural items such as kokeshi dolls, masks, daruma dolls, nice washi paper, sour plum tea, matcha/green tea anything, traditional snacks, etc. You name it, I'll probably like it.

How do you feel about nail wraps? I love them, especially lacy, gothic-inspired or anything really geeky like Star Trek.

if you were to receive something hand knit, what type of item would you like? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)? hat, cowl, handwarmers, etc. and what color(s)? A batty shawl or one that looks like skulls in black.
- would you use knitted washcloths? a scarf? Are you allergic or sensitive to any fibers? No fiber sensitivities, although wool is itchy for me. I could use washcloths.

If you could be ANY character from a film, TV show or book, who would it be and why? Oh, I'd love to be Doctor Donna (before she's overloaded and must be wiped). She gets to explore the cosmos, gains Doctor-like abilities.

If you could hop into a time machine and travel anywhere/anytime, where would it be and why? The U.K. in the 80s. Fashion and music were iconic, the scenes were booming, and it wouldn't be too much of a shock in terms of adjustments.

If you could invite 3 famous people to a BPAL meet and sniff, who would invite? In real life, I'd love for my best friends (on both coasts) and my mother to all attend in one spot.

Do you like and/or want anything from Elements and Artifacts? You can be vague like "yes" or "no" or name specific past pieces you coveted or current ones you love, whatever works best. I like the Beekeeper necklaces.

Would you like something hand sewn by your Witch? A dress, shirt, skirt, infinity scarf, something else? OMG, yes! I would love a dress or skirt or something that is my witch's specialty.

Anyone want any kind of costuming accessories or makeup or odds and ends? Please! Masks, horns (unicorn, satyr, demon), feather ruffs or collars, anything along those lines would be amazing. Also, I'm down for crazy and fun fake lashes.

Here's a great local soapmaker I love--y'all see anything you would like? https://littleseedfarm.com/ I would love any of their soap.
What are your favorite/preferred Halloween/autumn icons/images? Any to specifically stay away from? Black cats, bats, spider webs, grave yards, ravens, and especially haunted castles and mansions. I'm not too fond of goofy Halloween imagery like skeletons with googly eyes and green-skinned witches. As far as the style, think haunted Victorian or elegantly Gothic.

Do you eat candy, and if so would Halloween candy be welcome? Specialty candy from local or unusual sources? Chocolate? Yes, but in limited quantities. I love black licorice anything, candy corn (I know), dark chocolate, and yes, I adore unusual candies.

Do you want Fidget spinners, desk toys, or other frivolous things that you look at and decide you don't need enough to spend $ on but would make you happy to have? Dear lord, no.

Any zentangle lovers, people who would like to try it, or would you want a piece of someone else's zentangle art? No.

Any love of hair toys, clips, ribbons, fascinators, mini hats, etc? I'd love a fascinator or mini hat. I have some marked on Etsy, but anything dark, romantic, Alice in Wonderland or steampunk-inspired would be wonderful.

What local goodies may be of interest? Local Honey, jams,candy? Anything that I cannot get anywhere else would love adored.

Are you interested in any prescription services like serial magazines, Birch box, ipsy? Horror magazines or horror-themed boxes, sure.

Would you like funky Halloweenie costume makeup like Gothic eyelashes, nail effects, black lipstick, etc.? Oh yes.

How do you like to listen to music? CD, 8 track tape, mix tape, Pandora or Spotify, I-tunes? I use Pandora.

Do you prefer reading on Kindle or actual book? What kind of books do you like? Would you like to be surprised with a scary, classic, horror book? Actual books. I'd love classic or scary, but I'm on a huge cyberpunk kick at the moment. If you want to see what I've read, Goodreads is where you can find me under my full name.

Candles, Incense, or wax tarts? Do you have favorite brands or Weenies scents for the home? Spell or spooky candles only right now. No tarts as I have a huge back-log.

Witchee: are you interested in crafting materials? Worbla, craft foam, a dremel, clear matte and gloss acrylic paints.


Are you a gamer? If so, what games are you currently playing and is there any merch for that game you'd love to have?-
If you are a gamer do you have a steam/gamestop/amazon wishlist? BioShock and Hearthstone. I don't have a wishlist right now since it's the school year and I purposely limit my gaming to next to nothing so I can get all those essays back in time.

How do you feel about the following scarf options (assuming you're into scarves)?
Like beer? What styles most appeal to you? I'm like them in passing, but it's mostly pales. My husband loves regional and strange combinations.

Like booze? What kinds? Sake! Absinthe!

Like Wine? What kinds? Can't do them even though I loved them. Nitrates and Sulfates give me massive migraines.

Would you be interested in a set of hand-made hair falls? It's something I do for fun and I can make any length and do an array of colors! Yes! Especially dread falls in black and purple.

For those who watch certain movies every year for Halloween, what are those movies, whether horror or not? Any favorite horror movies that aren't necessarily on the annual-viewing list? How do you feel about fan-made merch for these movies? Yes please to fan-made merch. I watch The Crow, Nightmare Before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Beetlejuice, Addams Family, Coraline, The Craft, Edward Scissorhands.


Do any of you potential Witchees have any kitties, puppers, or youngling humans you want spoiled in your packages? What treats or toys do they like? I have 3 cats (2 younger, 1 an old lady) and they would love toys and treats.

Is there any interest in any of the fragrance oils from the Nocturne Alchemy Weenies update? I've already ordered what I wanted. *Guilty*

Is there anything you want from the trading post (or trading post etsy) that is available to order right now? (Fatherhood, Puppers, normal GC things) I just ordered imps, too, but I know I'm going to want Weenies.


Here's a few questions from me: Would you like some Halloween or other themed decor in the form of a banner, something like this http://www.etsy.com/...n-decor-vintage?If so, would you prefer a traditional style or a vertical door type? I'd love a sugar skull banner that can stand the outdoor PNW weather.

Do you live near a Trader Joe's? If not, are you interested in trying any of the numerous Pumpkin goodies they come out with this time every year? I do. I'm more of a spice person than a pumpkin person.

Do you like to cook and/or bake? Could you use any specific ingredients (spices, oils, salts, extracts, etc.) or kitchen utensils/gadgets? I cook and bake, but I love to experiment most. I could use some specialty salts, asafoetida and other Japanese and Indian spices and oils.

I'm at Ocean City MD for bike week......would a witches want anything from here? Bike or beach related?? I'm not a huge fan of either. Give me the damp woods after the rain, a babbling brook, and a musty library any day.

What is 1 thing you would love to see in your final box? Can be ANYTHING - your choice. Something handmade would send me over the moon.

Who would love some USPS eclipse stamps? Sure.


Favorite gemstones? ​Opal, garnet, amethyst, emerald, onyx, hematite.

If you enjoy jewelry do you like discrete and elegant, flashy and gaudy, small and light, or large and chunky? ​I like necklaces and rings. I generally don't like things around my wrists and my ears are super sensitive (sterling silver, titanium, surgical steel only). My tastes range. I do like geometric as well as anything biology inspired like bones, skeletons, or anything from n_e_r_v_o_u_s (dot) com. I also prefer traditionally gothic and Baroque pieces like from Curiology or Alchemy Gothic.

Any love of pirates or SCA? The clothing, yes.

Is there anything you would like from Disney World? Disney Villains enamel pins, specifically anything Scar, Maleficent, Cheshire Cat, Ursula, Yzma, Shere Khan, Oogie Boogie, Lock/Stock/Barrel, Evil Queen, or Fantasia villains related.

Are you a Potterhead? If so, to which house do you belong? Slytherin, although I've gotten Ravenclaw once or twice.

How do you feel about chokers? Gothy ones, sure. Otherwise, no.


I'm in France at the moment, is there anything here you might like? I'm in Provence, the land of lavender, so if you like that flower in particular just say so! Anything regional like very specific spreads, ingredients, spices, and foods along with regional crafts.

are you into divination? What kind(s) do you currently do? Do you want more books and/or tools for that type (e.g. new tarot cards, new runes)? Is there a new type of #divination you've been meaning to try, and if so, are you looking for the tool, a book on the subject, or both? Things to hone clarity for prophetic dreaming. Mine are close to the actual event, but sometimes too cryptic.

World my Witchee be interested in a Tarot or Astrology reading done personally? Sure!

Does my Witchee need any magical supplies? ​Candles for sure, and perhaps some choice herbs.

Would you be interested in any of the seasonal (or regular) soaps from Cellar Door Soap (https://cellardoorbathsupply.com)? Everything except berry and fruit scents.


It seems like there's a question about socks on the questionnaire, but I don't think it got down to this level: Do you wear them? Any particular style (crew length, knee high, anklet, boot, etc.) or fiber (wool, cotton, bamboo anything but wool, etc.) preference? Yes,everything except thigh highs since I have thick thighs (and calves for that matter, which means no knee highs with less than 17" stretch). The only fibers I'm not fond of are pure wool and angora since I'm allergic.

Would you be open to previously-loved books? Sure!

What about partial-full bottles of BPAL or BPTP? Sure!

So what are your favorite fandoms? The Crow, Dr. Who, MLP vinage, Disney Villains, Totoro or Studio Ghibli anything, Thundercats, Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, Fraggles, Heathcliff, Skeletor from He-Man, Elvira, Munsters, Addams Family, BioShock...I'm sure there's more.


Are you interested in anything from Think Geek? http://www.thinkgeek.com I have a wishlist. I think it's linked in my signature.

Do you have something you wish you put on your original questionnaire/forgot to put/would like to add on to? Don't think so.

Any additional misc. information about yourself you want your Witch to know? (I think this was on the survey, but again if there's something that you forgot...) I'm gothy, artistic, and nerdy, but I'm sure that came out pretty clearly in my answers.

If you could decorate your house (or one room) in any one theme, what would it be? Your answer can be as simple ("Star Wars" or "Baroque" or "Modern"), or complicated or a combination (e.g. Victorian Gothic) as you feel best fits. Gothic Baroque in teals, blacks, and whites.

Aprons: Do you wear them, do you want one? Utility, decorative, cooking or crafting? I have one, but I could always use a more spooky version of it. Oddly enough, I like my aprons with frills and pockets.

BTW, would my witchee be interested in something like this? (photo of black and white striped knitted doll) No thank you.

Do you like Broadway shows/music? If so what are some of your favorites and/or ones that you hope to see or listen to eventually? Would you like merch from your favorite shows or CDs from shows you want to listen to? I love Br\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ (Skadi says "hello"). Anyway, I love Broadway. My favorite musicals are Cats, Young Frankenstein, Wicked, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. I'd be interested in merch from my favorite shows or soundtracks from some of the newer musicals like Hamilton.

I'm heading to NYCC in October! Is there anything I can get my Witchee while I'm there? Fresh bagels! Interesting goods from locals (art, crafts, etc).

I'm going to Edmonton Expo this weekend (It's Edmonton's version of comic con). Would a witchee like anything from there? Yes, enamel pins, and maybe a note from Liv Moore!

Anything catch your eye from this site (globalgirlfriend.com)? I like the beaded tribal clutch, organic black long drawstring skirt, or the Cote dIvoire Trade Bead Necklace.

Do you have any favorite, lesser-known stores? Especially ones that sell hand-crafted or independently made items. Getaguru for soap is love, as is Mad City Sue on Etsy. Curio-logy, Deer Arrow, Nervous System, Artifice Clothing.

Imagine you're going to the most gigantic art & craft show imaginable, and money is no object - what kind of things would you gravitate towards and probably spend money on? Include as specific as you want to get! A hand-upholstered fainting chaise couch, wire raven art, Some really lovely black and white striped vases, some spooky wrought iron sculpture work for the garden, a stone Japanese pagoda, some hand-dyed or folded kanzashi....I'm sure there's more. Craft shows are a dangerous thing for me.


See's Candy. My absolute favorite. They have special Halloween candy..any of these pique your interest?? Cinnamon Apple Scotch Mallows, Pumpkin spice truffles, pumpkinspice lollypops, caramel apple lollypops, or any other of their chocolates, etc? All? That can be my answer, right?

Are any witchees into coloring books? Only specific ones, like villains or Japanese Woodblock prints.

Witchees, is there anything that catches your eye at Animi Causa (https://www.animicausa.com/shop/)? Garlicula or the zester!

If I were to find an adorable autumnal/Halloween-y dish/flatware/etc. design, how many settings would be needed in your household? 4-6. If we're talking the vintage black cats and skeletons, or anything Baroque, sign me up.

Would my witchee like this to warm up the fall coffee cup?? https://www.truelemo...gory-s/1871.htm I'd pass. I'm not a huge coffee fan. Tea, however, yes please!

Do you like to take baths? if so, do you like oils, salts, things that fizz, all of the above, none of the above? That I do! I prefer salts, fizzes, and bubbles, but oils make my body hurt for some reason.

What style/make/etc of phone do you have? What about size of tablet? Laptop? Would you like decals, skins, or cases for any of these? I have an Emiu Honor 8. My laptop is just a tablet. If you can find a Cthulhu, Kraken, or Octopus decal, I'd be happy with that.


Are you interested in anything from Bath & Bodyworks? Which products and scents do you like? www.bathandbodyworks.com/ I tend to like the liquid soap, but I have one close enough to get what I need.

I am possibly going to a crystal / gem show tomorrow. I can't afford expensive gem stones, but...
What kind of crystals would you like? Quartz? (Rose)

Pumpkin or Zucchini bread? Zucchini!

What kind of homemade cookies are your favorite? Gluten free peanut butter cookies with chunks.

Could you use a muscle rub? (We make ours on the lunar cycle and it has menthol, wintergreen, habanero, cayenne, olive oil, st. john's wort, arnica, beeswax, calendula, and ginger. It tingles. We call it "Thunder Butter". If you have really really super sensitive skin, I would recommend against it. And don't take a hot shower or open all of your pores before using it.) Yes! Chronic illness means all the rubs and salves are most welcome.

Interested in trying some of our rose petal (rose petals, sugar, everclear) or lavender vanilla bean (lavender, vanilla bean, vodka) liqueur? Sure!

Want some honey from the bees on our property? Please!

Would you like some homemade jam? I have blackberry, rose petal, strawberry rhubarb, peach, and cherry. Odd flavors, sure. Rose pistachio or cayenne rhubarb....something along those lines.

How about some homemade candied jalapenos with garlic cloves? I have regular and with habanero. Sadly, I can't eat garlic. I know. It's cruel and unusual punishment.

I didn't dry any apples this year but I was thinking of heading over to Green Bluff and seeing if any honeycrisps are left. I have a commercial dehydrator so let me know if you are interested in any "Apple Crips" (as voodoocatwoman calls them!) I wash, peel, core, and slice before dehydrating. Can't do apples either.

Do you need any kind of dice bag, tote, project bag, cosmetic bag, pencil bag, or whatever? I have lots of bag patterns and fabric. We make bags under the name Twinkle N Twilight. I'd be down for a spooky dice bag.


Do you collect the art cards that BPAL sends out? Any in particular that you are looking for or definitely don't need? No, I'm trying to be careful about clutter and I like original art on my walls.

Do you like this beautiful art, and she makes stickers and prints...SOOOO gorgeous: https://www.shannatr...om/paperprints/ They really are. I like the Poppy King and The Dahlia Tree.

Favorite animals or wild creatures or mythological creatures? Love ravens and crows. As far as mythical creatures, I like creatures from other cultures like selkies and kitsune.

would you like any swag from the Depeche Mode concert? (pins, posters, shirts, program, dunno what they'll have!) I'll be going myself

Is anyone interested in the new Resistance scents that the Lab just released (Take a Knee and SN: Flor de Maga)? Yes, I would love Take a Knee. I'm going to get Flor de Maga since my husband's family is from Puerto Rico.

Is anyone here into zero waste, plastic free living, urban homesteading, or any simplicity/minimalism-esque lifestyles? If so, could you use any tools or equipment? Not yet, but I'd love info about it.


Anyone like/want calendars or dayplanners? No thank you.
If you like stationery, do you like plain, colors, images, or specific DON'T LIKES? Japanese or pastoral imagery...or universe/constellations/stars.
What about general desk stuff like cool colored paperclips and post it pads? Spooky, sure. I could use some for my desk.

Would anyone be interested in having any of Abigail Larson's artwork (either as a print or on something, like a pillow, blanket, or t-shirt)? https://society6.com/abigaillarson =^-^=...=o-o=! All. of. it. I love every single thing about her work. It's my kind of spooky. I'm in love!

Does anything catch your eye from Ten Thousand Villages? http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/ Those necklaces are amazing! (Spring Breeze, Hammered Hoops, Choose Your Mood)

Would you be into receiving hand made (crocheted, sewn, felted, chain maille, scale, or duct tape, in my case, depending on the item) dishclothes? Scarf/shawl? Hat? Bag? Anything? Colors? (Duct tape, chain maille, and scales come in colors.) Yep. Shawl, bag, critter. Blacks, purples, teals, cobalt blues are all wins for me.

Do you collect anything from SBUX like City Mugs, City Mug ornaments, City Cards, or Bearistas? If so, which do you need/want? Or would you like a City Mug or an ornament for fun? I don't, unfortunately.

anybody want homemade fudge? I can do chocolate with or without nuts, peanut butter, and butterscotch. Peanut Butter, yum!

do you like spicy foods? I am currently addicted to these suckers and want to send you some buffalo ridged kettle potato goodness (https://www.billygoa...shop/1lb-kicker) Yes. If it has onion or garlic powder, though, I can't do it.

what would you like from the Weenies updatus giganticus??? Oh yes!

All Souls
The Apparition*
Cinnamon Chai Cupcake
Day of Skulls
In a Whispering Gallery*
September Midnight
Dead Leaves and Leather
Dead Leaves and Violet*
Pumpkin Spice Everytihng
Pumpkin Spice Perversion*

Witchees, do you want anything specifically from this page? http://iceweasel.net/switchwitch/ Jacinto mitts!


What are your top three most wanted DC'd or previous LE BPALs? Versailles, Tintagel (my favorite DC), March Hare .... I'm just going to list my regrets that I wished I had bought before they were discontinued. De Sade, Umbra, Serpent's Kiss, Kuang Shi, Magdalene, The High Priest Not To Be Described, Nero, Sri Lanka.

What are some things you do NOT want to receive? Anything with rabbits or little old lady witches, raisins, or scents that are overly foody (except for those Weenies I mentioned above).

is there anything from here that you might be interested in getting a print (or pillow/make-up case/etc) of? Close, but nothing I feel like I need.

Claire's has some super cute Halloween stuff. In the style of Haunted Mansion - black lace collars, lace and sparkle masques and the like. A few items in Dias de los Muertos style. Would you be interested in such things? All. The. Things! That bat bow hair clip, spider web collar glow in the dark necklace, skeleton hand clips, Spider Stilleto Faux Nails, and skeleton lace mask? Be still my heart!
Would you be interested in anything from Orange Thyme? https://shoporangethyme.com/If so, which products/scents/flavors? Lychee and Red Tea, Rosemary Mint soaps and Sweet Milk/Clove lip balm all call to me.

How do you feel about these little guys? I think they're adorable and kind of want them all, but especially the ghost and pirate ones. https://lovemomiji.c...imited-editions Best Friends would be adorable on my desk. (She may secretly be me).

Would you like anything from the Haus of Gloi Fall Part II update?
Whipped soap, butter bombs in any of the following: Blood Orange Marshmallow, Amber Vanilla, Hex, Eudemonia, Litchi Milk Tea, Mango Sticky Rice, Lavender Sugar, Torika, and A Place in Space.

Farmer's Market?
Anything super local would be great - especially soaps, spreads, or candies.

Smolder Cosmetics?
I'd try Asteria and Jade loose pigments.

Strobe Cosmetics?
Mulled Wine looks nice (although not sure if the red in it would give me migraines or not).

Hello Kitty?
I do like Hello Kitty, especially in kimono or Hello Kitty x Tokidoki or Strawberry Shortcake. I'm also a fan of Charmmy Kitty, Little Twin Stars, and Aggretsuko.

Would you like to get some favorite recipes? Yes, I'd love that!

Would you like anything from my shop? https://www.etsy.com/shop/LisaNut? Not at the moment.

10/3/17   Witchee, would you like anything from the Trading Post Halloween update? https://blackphoenix...y/weenies-2017/ Gingerbread Haunted House sounds interesting as does Purple Pumpkin Floss.




Switch Witch 2016 Answers

Dang, it ate all my response. I'll redo it later.

The Unquiet Grave
Die Nacht.
Apple x
The dead can hear and dead have sight
The Dead Lips That Thirst to Kiss
Now That They Rise and Walk in the Cold
To Kindle a Flame in Our Frozen Veins
This Wan White Humming Hive
They Lie Thus Chambered and Cold to the Moon
A Kneeling Child Watching a Ghost, Devil, and Puppet Making Mayhem in a Room
The Ghost of a Woman Confronts Her Murderer on a Stormy Night
The Haunted Beach
Speak! Speak!

Elements & Artifacts has a fall/halloween collection up? Anything catch your eye? The Vampire Queen bat necklace is adorable! I also like the Queen Mab and the Sugar Skull necklaces.

And speaking of shops from BPAL folks, any favorites in the stores on the SW Stalking and Services Spreadsheet? From cyrenemyst, I do like the Gears Under Glass and Inner Works. From WunderWolfDesigns, I like both the spiderweb necklaces. I'd also love anything from Disney World that deals with Maleficent or Ursula, especially enamel pins, XL shirts, or ankle socks!

The second part of the Haus of Gloi update is live tomorrow (the 25th)- is there anything you're interested in? Spider Silk! I'd be interested in Burnishing Amber and Sleepy Time.

​I'm going to the NY Renaissance Faire tomorrow- anything you'd like me to look for? I'd love a pedant or necklace with some kind of fairy glow element, if they have it.


Would you be interested in Kings Game by Lisa Millraney? Not sure.

Would you like any brown paper bags of "seconds" from Seattle Chocolates? Almond Roca, yum!


Would you like some hair falls? I can make a single (ponytail) or double (for pigtails). Short, long, types of yarns, ribbons? Extra things (buttons, beads, wire wraps? Colors/color combinations? Stuff to avoid? Sure, medium brown and purple; medium brown and cobalt and black. Double or pony would be great. I like long, would love yarn. Wire might be cool.


Do you have an Etsy wish list, and if so, what's your user name there? Yes, it's linked in my signature. I think I'm mymymai there.

Tokyo Milk? Yea or Nay? Yes, but I'm picky. I love the Dark Lip Elixirs.

Would you like notebooks or journals? Utilitarian or fancy? Lined or blank? Tell me of your stationery lustings. Snarky or spooky greeting cards, perhaps, as far as stationary. Otherwise, I'm horrible at journal writing and rarely write letters other than cards.

If you are ok with knitted things, what colors do you like? Yes! Black, Teal, Cobalt, Purple, Oxblood, Silver.
If striping, what two (or more) colors together? Black and white all the way.
If you want yarn, what colors do you want? No, I need to go through my current stash.
--- A color palette would be lovely if you use Pinterest. Or just want to post palette photos in your blog. Teal, Black, White

Are you interested in fabric? Again, what colors, what themes, etc. Yes! All the Halloween, esp. Nightmare or Baroque skull / bat designs. Frankly, anything batty would be perfect. I generally like cottons, but would take fleece (esp. Dr. Who fleece) to make blankets.

Tea/Coffee: My preference is tea all the way, especially David's tea (Earl's Garden, Cream of Earl grey, Buddha's Blend) and East Indian Tea Company (Milk Oolong). Loose leaf all the way. I don't like coffee at all.

Handmade: I would love some original art (crows, Cthulhu, Halloween scenes) or something sewn using Halloween fabrics like a makeup pouch or something along those lines.

Fandoms: Penny Dreadful, The Last Unicorn, Beetlejuice, Dr. Who, Star Trek (Next Gen), Otto and Victoria, Sanrio, Echo Chernik. Edited: I forgot to add 1980s MLA, Thundercats, Neil Gaiman, Lenore, EA Poe, Elvira, Cthulhu (of course), RuPaul's Drag Race, Labyrinth, David Bowie.

Skincare- do you use a particular routine? What products would you absolutely not use? Moisturizer or masks unless they are from Lush, Eminence, those cutesy Japanese designed masks in pouches, or anything from Fresh. My skin is really sensitive if anything is left on it for any duration.

Bath/shower products? ​Sure, but sulfate and paraben-free, please.

BPTP products? Pre-owned okay? Sure.

Essential oils and aromatherapy oils- yay, or nay? No.

Favorite animal? Cat - my future self if I become reincarnated after a self-less life. Ah, who am I kidding, if I come back, it will be as a hamster.

Twilight Alchemy Lab oils? Sure!


Authors - Jennifer Estep, Faith Hunter. Heard of them? Love them, hate them, or eh? I haven't, but I'd be interested.

Knitted things. Specifically scarves/cowls and shawls.....grabby hands or not? Favorite colors? Are you allergic or sensitive to any textiles, ie wools, cashmere, nylon, metallic threads, mohair, alpaca? Knitted washcloths? For the kitchen or for the bath? And again, colors?? Mohair is my allergy. I'd be pleased with knitted things, especially gothy shawls in black, cobalt, or oxblood. Home color scheme: teal, black, white.

Candles or wax melts/wax tarts? Only the Voluspa. I'm good on everything else.

Hibiscus seeds? Sure, but I'd also welcome veggie seeds.

Off-color needlepoint? Yes! I'd love a "Fort Asshole" sign to hang above our small kitty den.

What interests you from the latest (pre-Halloween) BPAL update? Outlaw for sure.

Like beer? What kind? Booze? Same question! My husband loves beer. Me? Not so much. I prefer sake or absinthe.

Knitted items? Type? ​I'd love gothy knitted items, like a skull patterned shrug or black lace-looking gloves.

Are you allergic to any fiber or do you know what kind of yarn you prefer? I can't do angora, blue I love alpaca blends.

Caramel? With chocolate? Salted? Yes! I adore salted caramels and salted chocolates.

Would you want a quilted pot holder? No, we have plenty of pot holders.

Do you have any preferred flavor of shortbread? I don't really eat bread.

Would you be interested in project bags/pouches? I could use a pouch to hold sewing notions.

Homemade Food?
- garlic dill pickles Yes!
- blackberry jam Not really
- dried honey crisp apples Yes!
- applesauce (with or without red hots) Sure.
- elderberry syrup (with honey and apple cider vinegar - great for immune boosting) Yes!
- honey from our bees Yes!
- rose petal liquor (made with our own rose petals and everclear but diluted down a bit so it doesn't knock you over) Yes!
- baked goods of your choice, what do you like or dislike? I'm trying to stay away from traditional sweet baked breads as I'm trying to go low carb / no gluten. Almond flower or coconut bakes goods would be good.
Do you have any preferred flavor of shortbread? No thank you.

Is there anything you'd particularly like to get from the UK? Yes! Milk Oolong of fragrant Earl Greys. Socks from Cyberdog. Any unusual condiments that the US doesn't get.

Is there anything you would like to get from Japan? Anything! I love regional arts like temari, kokeshi, Edo Kiriko, Hakone-Yosegi-Zaiku marquetry, trinkets from shrines, incense from shrines (please, I'm almost out!), Japanese candies, matcha anything, and sour plum tea.

Would you object to re-using of clean mailing materials? Please do. I do as well.

Sock Dreams? I adore the store! I'd love the nordic stripe crew, alethea cashmere crew, amanita muscaria crew, bast striped over the knee, bioluminescent spores crew, or the deborah grey printed knee highs. Edited: Thank you for the gift card, my dear Witch. I ended up getting the Alethea Cashmere Crew!

Does anyone like fleece character hats? Like these? http://wonderlandonline.storenvy.com/collections/354444-anime-video-games/products/13089516-pusheen-like-fleece-hatWhatkinda characters would you like to see? I think I'd prefer the caplets. I don't wear traditional hats or beanies all too often.

Who here is a Raging All THINGS HARRY POTTER fan? I wouldn't say raging fan, but decent appreciation of. I have a few wands and some appropriate Slytherin apparel.

Do you like things with Pumpkin (or Pumpkin Spice?) Pumpkin spiced tea or chai is always a go. I like soap of that ilk, but not perfumes or home scents.
Do you decorate for Halloween all year? If not, what level of decor do you have for Halloween? Everyday is Halloween. We vamp it up outdoors for the holiday with grave stones, cobwebs, pumpkins lining the steps and eyeballs hanging from our trees. We have a year-round haunted house decal with an orange moon and gravestones that stays up year-round, as well as our small flock of zombie and skeleton lawn flamingos. Inside, we have a silvered decorative skull, some spooky images, stuffed ghostly or creature plushes (Cthulhu and the ilk), ravens feathers, Baroque skull dish towels, circus stripe comforter, and a few smatterings of spooky goodies indoors year-round. We usually add in our skeleton figures and a couple LED items inside, but the budget and time I have hasn't let me go as crazy as I'd like.

Indoor/outdoor Halloween decorations? What do you do, and what would you prefer to receive? Both would be most welcome. Pink yard flamingos I can modify to join my spooky year-round flock will earn you lots and lots of bonus points. Those flocked velvet candelabra at Michael's and silvered pumpkins and JoAnns are calling my name, but I've sworn to be good. I'd love stuff like this, this, this, this, and/or this.

What's your preferred Halloween decor style: classic/traditional (skulls, pumpkins, bats), kitchsy/cute, retro, elegant/Victorian, horror/macabre? I'd say elegant Victorian.

What's your candy preference? Super dark chocolates (75%+), caramels, candy corn in small quantities, cinnamon bears, red hots, licorice anything.

Speaking of snarky, who's a fan of The Mincing Mockingbird? I hadn't heard of it before, but interested.




Switch Witch 2015 Answers

Not a fan particularity, although I would eat pumpkin M&m even though they are off diet. However, I would take white/black decorative pumpkin decor items.

While I don't indulge too often, I'm a fan of absinthe, flavored vodkas, sake (nigori), and red wines. I like some ciders and beers as long as they are not too hops-laden. Hubby, however, adores beer of all types.

I cannot think of anything I might want, unless you can find a zombie buffalo plush.


I know there is a question about "decorating style", but if you're comfortable, could you should us some photos of your spaces? For those of us who like to art and craft, it can be nice to have a visual sense of decorating style!
Gothic shabby chic rococo teal Japanese inspired would be the best way I could describe our style. Granted, our house doesn't quite look like that, but it will eventually (lots of pictures below). I have idea pins on my Pinterest.


For those of you who don't drink alcohol, can you specify if you live with any drinkers or ever have alcohol on hand for guests, vs. abstaining and preferring not to have it around at all?
I generally have it on hand for guests and don't mind it being around. It will be used, regardless.

Are you a fan of the TV show Penny Dreadful?
I've never seen it, but I really want to see it / read the comic.

What are your coffee and tea preferences? Do you prefer one, the other, both, or neither (and if it's neither, what about things like hot cider and cocoa)? Loose leaf or bags, whole bean or ground? Is caffeine OK? Any gadgetry you're in need of? Any brands or flavors that you particularly love, loathe, or want to try?
Yes, a adore tea...like addiction level. I am really fond of David's Tea and Teavanna. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I will on occasion drink cocoa and hot cider, but tea is a multi-time a day event for me. Caffeine is okay; I'm good with gadgets. Flavors - licorice, pu-erhs, Cahi (oh yes, yummy), earl grey, especially the ones with creamy notes like vanilla, mints, matcha of all sorts...the only ones that are hit and miss for me are chamomile in general and most Lipton.

What's your sense of humor like? Do you enjoy puns? Play on words? Dirty humor? Dry humor? Who are some of your favorite comedians?
I love puns and plays on words. My sense of humor is sarcastic and witty, although I do love off-color jokes. I love Ron Funches and Tim Michin.

Do you like board games? If so, which ones? Traditional or more unique? (like Settlers of Catan, Small World, Red Dragon Inn, etc)
Yes, more unique, but geeky. Anything related to Cthulhu and DnD would be most welcomed.

Is there anything that you specifically do NOT want to receive?
Wax tarts (have plenty), makeup that isn't 3 free, stationary, lanyards.

Plain or fun socks?
Fun socks, please, preferably ones that are gothic, artsy, colorful, and/or whimsical.

Name one (or as many as you would like) thing you would like to learn more about?
Sewing, honestly. I need to learn to make my own clothes, but I think I need a class. That and soap making using olive oil / goat's milk bases.

What one thing you would like to do more of?
Go out dancing.

What are some things that fascinate you? Or, What would you like to know more about?
Fascinate: Aurora Borealis! Shiny, holographic items. Psychological/medical novels (Think Brain on Fire, The Hot Zone)
Learning: How to belly dance, how to sew, how to organize my house.

Would you like any cookie butter (just to be clear, store-bought, not home-made, and does contain wheat since it's, y'know, cookie butter)?
No thank you.

Is there any particular piece (or pieces) of art (painting, photograph, etc) that speaks to you in some way?
I really like woodblock prints, my all-time favorite or which is Hokusai's The Great Wave. I'm also fond of PNW Native American artwork, raven depictions, and Manet's women.

What kinds of things would you like from the Lilith BPAL or BPTP update (or are you joining a decant circle?)
BPTP: En Garde
Lilith: Blood and Judgement So Well Commedled, Muse of Fire, My Baby and a Baby Goat

Do you want to received knit or crocheted items? If so, could you describe or even link to a couple of items similar to what you would like to receive?
Yes, in dark colors like indigo, ink, black, purples and blues. I'd adore something like this, this, this, this, this, or even this.


Would you like anything from Lush?
Bubble bars and bath bombs would be amazing. No Rock Star or similar "candy" type scents, most I like most everything else.

Do you prefer hand-made or store-bought?
I'd love hand made, but the right store-bought item is equally nice.

SPICY! Scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being "oh, that's a bit too much black pepper for me" and 10 being "ghost pepper? scorpion pepper? I laugh at these! I love as much heat as you can throw my way!" Where are you?
6-7. I love hot sauce and hot/spicy items. I've been known to eat a dried ghost pepper and teach the rest of the period directly after it.

What is your BPAL "Holy Grail"?
More of the Goths and De Sade (even a sample).
Analog or Digital? Or Both?
I'm an analog girl, for the most part. I avoid spending lots of time on my phone and love to read physical copies of books.
What scents from other perfume companies are you really wanting to have in your collection and or are just really wanting to test? Companies like NAVA, Arcana, Solstice Scents, Possets, Haus of Gloi etc.....?
Haus of Gloi: Spider Silk and Zazz
NAVA: Oudhs, Ghost Ship, any of the dino series.

Do you have an affinity for any specific animals?
Ravens and cats
Kitchen Needs or Wants?
Not anything I can think of.

Makeup! Do you like it, would you want some? If so what brands do you like to wear?
Yes, I like it. I tend to wear MAC and have a pretty sizable collection. I'd be interested in some of the velvets/liquids from other companies in crazy blues, greens, and purple colors. I'd also be interested in samples of the loose shadow from Espionage Cosmetics.

Chocolate fiends ahoy! What kind of chocolate do you like? Do you like any other things in it or just plain good ole chocolate?
Dark all the way, but I welcome additions like chili or curry to mine.

Would you be opposed to receiving a ton of Halloween themed items?
Yes, please! *Edit* I just went to Michael's for costume supplies and I can say that I want almost everything Halloween there, especially the black/white stripes, the black wreathers. Oh, I just love Halloween goodies.

Would you be interested in any special little thing I might be able to pick up from the Great Lakes Bat Festival this Saturday? Both Janell Cannon (author of Stellaluna and other kids' books) and Fiona Reid (illustrator for lots of animal field guides) will be there, so would you possibly be interested in something like an autographed copy of Stellaluna or one of Cannon's or Reid's other books? Or something from the Organization for Bat Conservation, like a shirt or other swag?
Sure, I would welcome anything, really.
What items from the Weenie update interest you, should you have to option of getting anything as a gift from your Witch??? Would you be ok with decants, or bottles?
Decants would be lovely. The budget is tight, so I'm only able to buy one item for myself.

Interested, but cautious:
Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cookie
Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcake
Apple IV
Apple V
The Witches

Oh, all that is dear, I need this in my life:
Sonnet d'Automne 2015
The Vampire Bride
The White Witch 2015
Conjuring Up an Armed Skeleton
Depart Pour Le Sabbat
The Sorceress
The Witches' Sabbath
Le Femme de Satan
Le Ronde de Sabbat
Pan T. and the Devil
Satan Summoning His Legions
What's your favorite scary movie? Or movies, either way. If you don't like horror, what are your favorite movies to watch this time of year?
I do like scary and I'm getting my fix with American Horror Story (season 2 so far). My favorite movies this time of year are Beetlejuice, The Addams Family, Nightmare Before Christmas, Labyrinth, and The Dark Crystal.


Blu-ray or DVD?
DVD, although I'm prefer Amazon video since my husbands PS3, which we used to use to play my DVDs, is now broken.
Game systems - console or computer? Mac/PC? Which console?
PC, primarily. Anything through Steam would be amazing!
Are you dressing up for Halloween and if so do you need any accessories for if?
Yes, I'm dressing up as a Baroque Beetlejuice I could use a satin black tie, bat hair clips, and Beetlejuice rings/necklaces. Otherwise, I have the dress already and I'll be making my hat.
Talk to me about bags, what kinds do you like? Sizes and styles?
I have a number of them, mostly Tokidoki, which is my aesthetic beyond gothy / creepy (I still would love a coffin purse and a bat mini backpack). I prefer small since I tend to wear goods with pockets or equally convenient hip belts.
What are your favorite fandoms and do you want to receive anything related to such?
Yes! Star Trek (TNG), Dr. Who, MLP, Hello Kitty, Tokidoki, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Merlin, Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli
What are you planning to order from the Weenies update?
I'm still trying to figure out which one scent I can buy myself.
The Last Huzzah of the NY Renaissance Faire happens this weekend and I'm going! Is there anything you might want? (Besides a turkey leg, which won't ship well!)
I like those cool fae ear cuffs.

Do you like comics or graphic novels? Any issues or collections you want to read?
I do enjoy graphic novels. I'd love some Lobo, later Sandman (post Wake), Elfquest, and an other epic tales.

Do you like fanfic? Would you like a story written for you as part of your gift? What characters/fandoms/pairings etc do you like?
No, sadly.

Where do you have wishlists at? If you could please link to them or to a post that links to them. (Amazon, Etsy, Think Geek, Pinterest, Sephora, Lush, BPAL/BPTP, Soap Box Company, everywhere and anywhere!)
I have most of my wishlists updated in my signature, but for ease, I'll post them here.
Think Greek

Phew, that took more time than I'd like to admit.

Let's say you have indicated interest in receiving a hand knitted item. What colors, exactly, do you like? If you could provide color swatches here or to pinterest (or something visual), that would help out a lot.
I like black/whites together, blacks, dark teals and purples together.
*edit* Okay, I signed up for Ravelry and added a whole bunch of color and pattern ideas that are simply gorgeous in my eyes. I'm under mymymai.

Would you rather receive a bunch of little packages through the round, a couple of medium packages, or one big package at the end?
Either is fine.
For those of us with out-of-country Witchees, would you be happy with receiving a few packages from local to you merchants (say, through Etsy or equivalent)?

Would Witchees like something from IKEA? (Or any other not always accessible by everyone store?)
Yes! There is this black baroque mirror that I've been lusting after for years. That or the white frame that's similar in style.
If/when you go to the mall, for which store(s) do you beeline?
Forever 21 (to check on their black goods), Uniqlo, H+M, Teavanna.

Do you receive any subscription boxes (julep, lootcrate, ipsy, birchbox, etc.)?
I don't, although I wouldn't mind a geek or both box. I might be okay with a makeup one if it could be natural-based one.

Do you like tarts/candles/incense? If so, what type of scents?
I'd only be interested in myrrh, amber, or sandalwood incense. I have plenty of tarts at the moment.

Is there anything you wish you could have picked up from the Dragon*Con exclusives?
A sample of everything.

Is there a GC you've been dying to try but haven't got around to yet?
No, I've made it most of the way through the GC.

The questionnaire asked about gold & silver jewelry, but how do you feel about copper jewelry? Do you like colorful jewelry, or do you prefer to keep it neutral?
I might have allergies if it's anything other than a necklace. I'd prefer sterling silver, acrylic, titanium, or surgical steel.
We asked about decorating style, but are you interested in receiving decorations for your home? Are you interested in things that go on the wall or things that go on shelves?
I have a little wall space and a little shelf space. I'd be interested in something meaningful, or a craft from another country that isn't mass-produced. For instance, I like the hand-carved kokeshi dolls, original paper cut art, and hand-blown glass.
Office supplies hound? Pens, pencils, journals, any preference, or favorites?
I don't need any at the moment, thank you.
Talk to me about socks! Is there anything, dear, dear Witchee, that I can get for you from Sock Dreams? Anything from another place?
I adore Sock Dreams. Anything gothy or in dark jewel tones and slightly whimsical would be great.
I live near a huuuuge candy store. What kind of candy do you like? Gummies? Caramel? Chocolate? Sour? Sugar-free?
Caramel, licorice, dark chocolate, and the blue cola gummies / cinnamon bears if I had to limit myself.


How do you feel about animal products? Not so much animal toys or food, but more like furs, paws, bones, etc.
Bone necklace / bracelet might be cool as long as it is gathered humanly. I also like feather accessories for me and the cats.

Are you interested in receiving any restaurant.com gift certificates for your area?
Since we are super short on cash, that would be lovely.


How do you feel about "toys" - stuffed animals and the like?
If they are evil, bring them on. I'm also a fan of Funko figures.

What do we want from Paintbox Soapworks?
I added some to my Etsy wishlist.

If I were to make you some art, would you prefer a frame that hangs or one that sits? And what color/style would you prefer?
On the wall, although not too much space left. I prefer sea tones and/or graphic red/blacks/whites. I like PNW style, along with Japanese-inspired content (woodblock prints, paper craft, etc).

How do you feel about gourmet marshmallows?
No thank you.

Are you a slatherer or a dabber?
Slatherer if the scent has combinations of myrrh, sandalwood, and ambergris. Otherwise, I'm a dabber.

Talk to me, dear witchies, about tea. I know we've covered this a little, but I really need the nitty gritty here- not just companies you like and don't like (Teavana? Adagio? David's? Some tiny place?) but I also want to know the other stuff: top 3 flavors, loose or bagged, the kinds of tea accessories you use- or have always wanted. Be specific. Provide links if necessary.
Fellow tea whore here. I have an entire cupboard of it, but then again, I drink 2-3 cups a day and I make a large container of cold tea for my husband every other day. I prefer loose leaf, although I'll never turn down Tea Republic's bagged tea. I like them, David's Tea, Aveda's Calm, Teavanna, and some local Seattle tea companies. I also like my fancy imported teas, including sour plum tea from Japan (need more, but oh my gosh, yum!). I prefer blacks, matcha (the powdered kind), chai, and interesting herbals. I'm not such a fan of whites as I prefer tannins and strong flavors. Accessories: I have a bunch, but there's always room for cute infusers in the shape of sharks, cats, or Cthulhu.

1. David's Tea - Cream of Earl Grey
2. Tali's Chai Masala
3. Yumchaa's Enchanged Forest

Is there anything from ThinkGeek that you want??? (especially in the geek points section, 2400 points or under?)
I have a wishlist as well. I like anything Dr. Who or anything that lights up.

Villainess: Any of their soaps. and scrubs.

How does everyone feel about duct tape crafts? Any favorite patterns? Not really a fan.

Are there any flowers you especially like? I love Asiatic lilies and camellias.

Would you be interested in any cozies or cases (yarn o fabric, not hard cases) for tech stuff (phone, laptop' etc) or for cups/mugs/bottles or anything else similar. No thank you.

Would you like Halloween or Day of the Dead themed ornaments or a "bunting"? Absolutely!!!

Are there witchees who would like book related gifts like a booklight, bookmark, bookseat or something for your reading gadget,like a cover or a light for example. I could use a booklight.

I make handmade journals, mini albums and similar items. Would my witchee be interested in something like that? No thank you.

What songs/music/artists/CD's do you like to listen to around Halloween? It doesn't really change from my normal preferences (Dark Wave, Synth Pop Electro Clash, EBM, Industrial).

Are you interested in leg warmers at all? My calves are massive, so most don't fit me. I'm talking 17" here. If you can find something gothy or EGL that would fit, then I'd be convinced that you possess magical powers.

Is your Halloween style scary, cutesy, folksy, grotesque . . .? I'd say gothic elegance with a touch of cutesy.


I bought the Portal board game last week & it came with a Portal 2 steam free download code. I already have the game on another console & it's one of my favorite series of all time. Soooo, would you want it? We have both already.


Have you read The Martian? Or do you plan on watching the movie? I'm reading it currently and will be seeing it before the end of the month.

Pertaining to that, how does everyone feel about such things? Will anyone be participating? How about NaNo swag, is there any you want? No thank you.

Honey or beeswax products? Discuss. Both! No honey/beeswax product will be turned down.

How do you feel about bumper stickers and car magnets? What do you like--cute, pretty, snarky, geeky/fandomy? Unless it's tentacles, no thank you.

Do you have any phobia's that your Witch should be aware of? Clowns.

Trading Post Weenies are live! Anything calling to you? Candiru Cove, Dead Leaves and Copal, Dr. Janice, Licorice Whip!!


Speaking of nail things, it that time of year and I am doing my jamberry order, Would you want some Lovely Jamberry's for your nails? No thank you. I have way too much nail polish at the moment.


Do you like or want to try Marmite? Sure.




Summer Blues Switch Witch Answers

Do you need hair accessories? If so, what kind or color? Unless you want to get or make me tiny gothy hats, no. Now that I think about it, I have a dearth of tiny gothy hats, so yes, I do need hair accessories.   What is your favorite shade of blue? Dr. Who Blue, Tiffany blue.   Do you have any kitchen gadgets (a SodaStream, a Kuerig/Tassimo) that you want mix things for? No.   If you could have one rare BPAL, what would you choose? Desaude or Cottonmouth.   Are you kinky? Yes, a side of rocky road, please.   Do you enjoy scented candles? Certain sizes that you like? What kind of scents or brands? I don't need any.   Thoughts about South Africa? Have you been here, would you like to go? Would you like to receive anything South African? Yes to all!   Sock Dreams? Hello, my name is mymymai and I'm and addict.   If you were to start learning something new (intellectual or craft or hobby), what would it be? Another language. Persian would be nice, maybe Farsi.   Video gades? I like them, but I only play Minecraft and click sites like DragonCave.   What about candy? Do you have a sweet tooth? Salted caramel with dark chocolate...yum.   Do you have an e-reader? What kind? Would you like to get ebooks?Yes, but I prefer to thumb through pages.   If your witch is an extremely crafty sort, and she were to send all kinds of homemade foody goodies and handmade crafty stuff - what are items you would NOT LOVE to receive. Please dont hedge on this one...some of us are serious crafters and will be making most of what we send! Bake kits and nickle jewelry, but otherwise I'm open.   Do you have something you do, without fail, as a personal daily habit/ritual? (Examples: pen-and-paper journal keeping, tea/coffee drinking, morning yoga, nightly bedtime reading. I'm kind of thinking on things that would be dear to you and might need small supplies or could use certain extras. )Tea drinking. I love tea, although I prefer non herbal.   Do you wear nailpolish? What colors do you tend to go for? What are your favorite brands? Are you open to trying indie brands?I wear Zoya, but right now, I just want fun jems or fimo sliced critters or flowers as I have more than enough nail polish.   Name three BPAL scents you hav tried, but are dying to get more of.Tingtagel, Badgers, Velvet Unicorn   Do you still write real letters on nice stationary to people you like/love?No, I'm lame.   Have you ever tried anything from Paintbox Soapworks? Which products or scents would you prefer? I do like their larger soaps. I would like the Little Paper Umbrellas one and I might want to try their sorbetto.   Do you like/have space to garden? If so, what do you grow? Nothing right now.   Do you like sample sized things? Think lipgloss, mascara, bodylotion, scrubs, mini candles, and so forth. Not really, unless it is sample designer fragrances.   Have you tried Fortune Cookie Soap? What products or scents would you like? They scare me just a little. It must be the shape.   Do you use solid soaps at all? If so, what kind do or don't you like? I like olive oil or goat milk-based soaps. Getaguru is my ultimate soapy love.   Have you ever tried Cocoa Pink? If you are curious about it, what looks interesting to you? I tried them some years back and I really liked their soaps. I'd like to try one of their scrubs in the coconut key lime scent.   Do you like Lush? If so, what is your favorite product that is currently available, also, what is a product that you love but has been discontinued?I *adore* Fairy Jasmine (dcd) and I still like their Ocean Salt and Golden Slumbers.   Do witches prefer the answers posted here, but a more cherry-picked number of questions answered, or a more exhaustive list posted in the blog, which means posting here much less? I like it all in a blog.   Anyone a fan of Shiro Cosmetics? Any particular products? Eye shadow pigments in general? I'm good on pigments.   Are there any companies, products, or items you boycott? American Apparel.   As I am in Japan, what sort of things would you like from there? Everything. Honestly.   Since FB and the FB Gusp group (and the BPAL Sorority which is quiet) have become gathering places...what are some of your favorite Facebook pages you like? Most of them are stores that I buy from, like Gothic Lolita Wigs or Doll Delight.   Dr Who? I'm just starting to get into it.   How much do you like lipbalm? Flavored or unflavored? What are your favorite brands and flavors?Flavored, but no parabens. I really like Tokyo Milk and I adore Sprout lip balm.   Do you like and wear lipgloss? If yes, what colours?Not really.   For those of you whose wishlists contain only BPALs, are there any other perfume companies you like or would like to try out? I'm very open to samples from new companies. I only have BPAL, some designer fragrances, and one Haunt perfume.   Your feelings on Adagio teas: If you've never had anything from them, would you be open to trying them? If you HAVE had them and like them, name some favorites blends. And if you had them and dislike them, can you name a few *other* tea companies you're into?Yes, I would be open to them.   What about coffee? Would you like to get coffee send to you? Whole bean or ground? What are some varieties and/or flavors you enjoy   Who is your favourite female of all time? Historical, literary, ANYTHING, and why?I have respect for everything Julia Child has accomplished. What a strong and intelligent woman!   If you were a Disney princess you would be?:Mulan   Would you like a seashell from Florida?No thank you.   What craft project do you currently have on your docket or that you want to start? And that craft goodies would be welcome?I have more than enough supplies right now.   How do you feel about traditional picnics (namely the intimate table for two variety)? Old-fashioned basket or something more utilitarian (cooler/insulated bag)? Not so much.   If you were put in a room with 100 random other people the same age and sex as you, from your country, in what way do you think you would be different from the average?I'm perhaps a bit more evil than those around me. I'm well traveled and I speak to varying degrees 8 languages. I'm a teacher, an artist, a DJ, and a cosplayer. I don't think too many others would be very similar.     Haus of Gloi did a Reverie update! Do any of them interest you? (Or anything else up currently?) I've never tried them before, but I'm open to samples from them.     Witchee, do you cook? Do you do all the cooking? Is it a chore or a pleasure? I cook, but only when I have time. The clean up is the chore aspect, but I do love making something tasty.   Do you read literature/culture blogs or websites of any kind? I'm thinking about anything that would help a putative witch to get a sense of what your current tastes in books, movies, games, genres, approaches to culture and literature and so forth are.I read cnn.com right now. Other than that, I read a Kyoto and Fukuoka blog as I've been there and would love to go back.     Which reading level do you prefer to read in YA or Adult? Or even both? Adult   Would you like anything from an European country? Any particular food or goodies, magazines, books, whatever would be available to your witch in his/her country? Sweets and odd foods, perhaps some enamel pins.   What fandoms do you belong to? Stuff I fangirl over (dunno if it could be considered fandoms or not, lol) WOW, Minecraft, MLP, Cthulhu, Star Trek, Harry Potter...I'm sure there are more.   What cheers you up? Reading for pleasure, travel, sleeping, painting, gazing at blooming flowers, my kitten.   Who or where would you most want to haunt? Who would you least want to be haunted by? An old library...so I could read in the afterlife. I wouldn't want to be haunted by a demon, I suppose.   What is the best compliment you have/could receive? Compliments surrounding my art or my craft.   Bags: Japanese-inspired ones, yes.   Comfort Food: It depends on the day. Anything from spam musubi to injera work.   What colors/style is your kitchen decor? And do you entertain in your home? We rent, so the kitchen is yellow and black and white checker. I'd love things to match our little 50's kitchen.   Are your ears pierced? Yes, but I can't wear anything with nickel in it. Sterling Silver works well. I like classic or whimsical, but nothing too dangley as it gets caught in my hair.   Do you like stuffies/stuffed animals/art doll type thingies? If so, any particular type you'd love to get? Yes, evil cats or Totoro plushes.   Switch Witch is, of course, all about you.....but if your Witch was so inclined, are there wee little ones in your home that will get jealous and are just too young to understand why you won't share the love, who maybe need a touch of Witchee love all their own, to distract them while you hide all your lovelies?!? No, but if you want to get something for my kitties, I'm sure they would love it.   Do you have any problems with swearing or particularly off-color humor? Not at all!   What would you like from the most recent BPAL update? What are you planning on buying for yourself and what would you like to try? I'm buying the Sweet Pea SN, Stentor, and Calocyclas. I would like to try everything else.     Opinions on table top games, from cards and board games, to dice and rpgs. What do you like? I'm a total dork. I play Cards Against Humanity, Munchkin, DnD, Pathfinder, Call of Cthulhu, and Vampire: The Masquerade (this is what I do on the weekends). Witch, if you were interested in getting me anything, I'd like to try Apples to Apples and of course I'd love more Chessex dice sets (anything with sparkles in cool tones or anything that shimmers).   What style is your sense of humour? I have many hats, so it depends on my situation. When I'm teaching, it's self-effacing and sarcastic, but at home it's sarcastic and bawdy. Is there anything from Australia you would like? Regional spices/flavoring blends/sauces? YES!   Gift cards/vouchers - yay or nay? If you like them - which stores would you like one for? Gift cards are fine. Sock Dreams is always nice, as is Amazon, Macys.   How big is too big...for something to hang on your walls? If I'm painting you a pretty picture, are there maximum dimensions that you have/prefer? I have room for a 20x30 in my kitty room, but that's about it. The rest of our house is adorned with lots of odd artwork.   what is your favourite object, that you own, ignoring sentimental reasons for attachment? So I guess something you find beautiful, or fun, or incredibly useful. It's my My Little Pony Minty (original). I had always wanted her and she was one of the two (aside from Bubbles) that I failed to get from the Earth Pony series way about in the 80s. My husband found one and she's in a place of prominence on my desk now.   Question: Put your mp3 player/online music/itunes/etc on random and list the next 10 songs here: 1. "Kindertraum" by Melotron 2. "Naked" by Assemblage 23 3. "No Tomorrow" by Funker Vogt 4. "Blind 2004" by Wolfsheim 5. "Not Your Fault" by AWOLNATION 6. "Passive Aggressive" by Placebo 7. "Starlight" by Muse 8. "Love" by Brian Head Welch 9. "An Honest Mistake" by The Bravery 10. "Velocity" by Neroticfish   Is there a Quote that resonates with you, or that you particularly like a lot. Would this be something you would like artwork made of for your walls or a shirt/bag/scarf? Anything from Catullus.   Also, STARBUCKS, Yay or Nay? Anything you particularly like? I'm not an at-home coffee drinker, but gift cards would be welcome.   Is there someone on the forums (within SW or not) who knows you really well and might be able to help with stalking? ralenth knows me better than my husband.   If you happen to find out who yours is, how much would it bother you?Not at all.   Do you use waxmelts or tarts? If so, which ones do you prefer?I need a tart burner first.   Do you enjoy drinking hot chocolate, and would you like stuff to make it with, or to add to it?No thanks.   Have you ever tried Spoonfudge? Would you enjoy it if your Witch would send you some? Which of the flavors would you like?It might be interesting.   What's your opinion on Moonalisa? Any favorites or products you'd like to try?I'm new to the company.   Are there any BPALs that you loved the idea of, the imagery - whether artwork or description - but which didn't work out for you? (I'm asking because if they did, you might mention them elsewhere, but if not, the imagery might be helpful)I loved the artwork for Water Dragon, but it reeking on my skin. Quince and I are sworn enemies.   Do you have any symbols or totems that are meaningful to you? Ravens are apparently my symbol (assigned by a Mayan healer as soon as I walked through the door.   When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter? Sleep, read something that is not a student essay, paint my nails, dance.   Would you like if your witch sent a regional pop/soda? If so, what type (Root beer, creme soda, cola, citrus-flavored, chocolate-flavored, etc...)? Spicy ginger beers.   What are the three BPALs you would most like to receive - one GC, one not-hard to find LE, and one HTF LE from your dreams? GC: Dee; Lulu LE: Dante and Virgil on The Ice of Kocythos, Cloth of Gold HTF: Cottonmouth, De Sade   If you knit/crochet, what sizes of needles do you need? Nope.   What styles of artwork do you like? henry-types, surrealistic, or Japanese-inspired.   If you cook, would you be interested in-hand made spice mixes/rubs? Oh, yeah.   Would you like mexican vanilla or silver rings/necklaces? Both, please.   Is there anything from the Oddment Emporium (Conjure Oils Update) you would like? Voluptuary   What is your favorite color? Purple   What is your favorite season? Fall   If you could live anywhere in the world and money was no object, where would it be? Kyoto.   Do you have any long trips coming up? If so, could you use things to occupy yourself? Yes. I'm leaving Monday, so I pretty much have what I need set.   I'm going to Jungle Jim's next week (it's basically a massive international food gasm in Ohio, look it up); would anything interest you? Odd things, yes.   Name three things that you could use, but might not necessarily think to get for yourself? Sanity, sleep, and relaxation. In all seriousness, Lush bath bombs, those lavender eye pillows, super soft socks.   Would any witchee be interested in this comic? or any of her three comics? No comics right now.   Does anything from the TP Etsy update interest you? Nope.   I just found out Oreo is launching ones with watermelon flavor in the USA only. Is it something you would enjoy? Ick. Plus, I'm trying to stay away from super processed food.   What do you love about summer (even if it’s your least-favorite season)? Actual days of sunny weather.   For those of you who are big readers: Are there any books that just came out (like within the last two months) or are about to come out during this round that you're really looking forward to? Actually, I'm needing to work on my classics. I'd like Bless Me, Ultima, The Gods Themselves, A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, House of Sand and Fog, As I Lay Dying, Stranger in a Strange Land, The Bell Jar, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Stranger (Camus), Madame Bovary, The Book Thief, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Reviving Ophelia [/i](really want!!!!!),   I know there's been a question about favorite quotes but this is specific: Do you have a quote that's not more than, say, a dozen words long that you would like in a cross-stitch? "Lasciate ogni speranza voi ch'entrate" you know, for moral support.   If you don't consider yourself in a "fandom" (and I get that ... I don't really go overboard on my liking of any TV show/Movie/etc), are there any TV shows or Movies that you really like and/or watch regularly or any actors/actresses you wouldn't leave standing in the rain (unless you like looking at them sopping wet, in which case ... well, nevermind)? Once Upon a Time.   So, dear witchee, would you like some Tw*twaffle soap or scent or lotion? I'd be interested in trying them.   Has anyone asked about tattoos? Do you love them? Hate them? Have any? Want any? I love them. I've gotten 5, the last of which was a large Cthulhu emerging from the ocean covering half my back. I'm interested in more.   I live near the Brown and Haley outlet - makers of Almond Roca and Mountain Bars - would you want anything from the outlet? Yes, I *adore* Almond Roca.   I also have an Oberto jerky outlet local to me - any wants there? No thanks.   How do you feel about home-canned goods? I would love it!   Do you like BPTP clothing? What size do you wear of:   Baby-doll T's xxl Regular T's xl yoga pants xl   Also, what is your favorite lunacy (or non-lunacy) T-shirt that you don't already own? Or other clothes from BPTP? Any.   What else do you love from the Trading Post site, and need to have? The socks, the Last Unicorn locket, any of the bath oils.   Is there a particular movie genre that you like (Fantasy? Drama? Romantic Comedy? Musicals? TV-Series, etc), and what format would you prefer: DVD, Blu-Ray, or something in the cloud (like Amazon, iTunes, Flixster, etc)? Fantasy and Horror. I'd like Amazon cloud-type stuff.   -Following up on the Adagio question from earlier, what are you top five wishes, for teas and blends? 1. Republic of Tea's U-Matcha Yuzu (I need this!) 2. Republic of Tea's U-Matcha Ginger 3. Republic of Tea's Organic Double Green Tea Matcha Bags 4. Republic of Tea's U-Matcha Roasted Rice 5. Republic of Tea's Dragon Oolong   -Do you have anything that you do ritually, every summer? Attend the Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.   -What are your top five wishes from ThinkGeek? 1. Cthulhu in Love 2. Hobbit Map of Middle Earth 3. Minecraft Light-Up Redstone Ore 4. My First Cthulhu Plush 5. Portal 2 Companion Cube Tin Lunch Box   -Seen anything lately that makes you go OH HOLY FUCK THAT'S AWESOME!! ? Those celestial or galaxy leggings or shirts.   Do you like audiobooks? If so, do you have/would you like to try Audible? (I'm an addict, myself.) No, I prefer to have the physical copy.   Chocolate: Love? Hate? Allergic? If love, what are your faves? Love, but it must be dark.       Friday July 5/13   Anything from Villainess that strikes your fancy, either from their update or from the GC? Whack soap sounds good.     Thursday July 4/13   If I wanted to include something for your fluffball, what would be good, and what should I stay away from?Nope   Would homemade treats be something you'd like for your dog/cat?Kitties would love it.   If you get a long weekend this weekend... what are you doing with it? Staying in? Going out? Family? Friends? If you don't get a long weekend, are you OK with that, or a little sad? (If you are Canadian, apply this to last weekend). During the teaching year, sleeping. During the summer, reading, going to street fairs, hanging out with friends.   Would you be interested in getting a kombucha starter and instructions on how to use it to easily make your own fermented, probiotic tea drink? Oh my gosh, yes!   Wednesday July 3/13   Anything interesting from the new Paintbox Soapworks update for you? Anything in Little Paper Umbrellas sounds good.   What about recycled sari silk yarn, witches and witchees? No thanks   Sooo, the Blooddrop update (Aviary and Summer Simplicities). Anything you'd like from there? Nope.   DEAR FIBER AND YARN PEOPLE: I am going back to Paradise Fibers today. They have like almost every type of fiber roving and dye and stuff available. If you're a spinner and have any fiber wishes, what would you like? Dyed or natural? Do you need dye? colors? brand? No thanks   Tuesday July 2/13   Every package has to have something blue in it. Blue can also be used to describe more risque humor...how would you rate your general sense of humor? Are you strictly PG-13, R-rated, NC-17? R   Do you like puzzles? What kind? Jigsaw, word, etc? Puzzles I do like.   Monday July 1/13   I know Canadian chips can be different than others, how does "dill pickle" or "ketchup" sound?No thanks   If you were getting a custom Haus of Gloi blend, what four notes would you choose? Summer notes listed here and you can click through to the whole list from there. http://www.hausofglo...er-single-notesLemon, lychee, or lime sound amazing.   QUESTION! Do you like Kickstarter? Are there any projects up that you really like?I don't know too much about it.   QUESTION! If you have an Etsy wishlist, what are your top 5 favorite things on there? The price is unimportant, not because I'm rich, but because I'd like some inspiration.1.Tentacle earrings 2. Cloven heel shoes 3. Mario piranha plant scarf 4. Aiwaya pants 5.Kimono pillow   Festival this week -- includes an "encampment" and an art faire. any interest in trinkety things from the encampment or cards/prints from local artistsPrints if they are gothy or whimsical.   How do you feel about glitter? does loose glitter make your skin crawl or would you bathe in it? If it's microfine, then I adore it.   Do you want/need/like/collect journals? If so, do you prefer lined or unlined? No.   Does the idea of wearing a plant as jewelery give you the warm fuzzies or the heebie jeebies?I'd kill it, sadly.   Gourmet popcorn, yes/no? What do you like: glazed, savory, candied? Nuts or not? Any flavors you wouldn't like (like Bacon CHeeseburger, Pizza, Watermelon, Root Beer Float, Hot Chili Dark Chocolate)? Or if any of those sounded interesting, how weird is weird enough?Hot chili dark chocolate sounds amazing!   Question: I make my own hair gloss, would you like some detangling and very shiny hair gloss made by me? This is a 'cone rich blend, not the least bit natural. No thanks





BN Bottles: Yellow Snowballs The Most Magnificent Christmas Tree Thirteen (Tentacle one)   Tested Bottles: Water Dragon The Death Horse The Hell of Great Heat Mango Lychee Champagne   Empty Bottles: Earth Ox Evening Cicadas and Red Peppers Lilith Victoria The Gladdener of All Hearts   Lab-Fresh Imps: Elli's Song Jabberwocky (aged, but label is in very poor condition)     BN LE Decants: HOD Resurrected       Tested Imps / LE Decants(various levels, although all over 50%): Amsterdam Arachne (marked label, DC'd) Baghdad Bathsheba Bayou Bedbug Beer from the Marsh Woman's Brewery Belladonna Black Hellebore Honey Blood Amber (spoiled label) Blood Countess Black Pearl Black Pearl (aged, spoiled label) Bordello Danube Edymion Enlightenment of the Courtesan Jiggokdayu (spoiled label) Epitaph (taped label) Epitaph (spoiled label) Godfather Death Hecate Jailbait Jolasveinar 2011 Kurukulla Lady Macbeth (taped label) L'Examen de Minuit Leanan Sidhe Love in Idleness Lysander Manila Nocha Buena 2011 Nocturne Ochosi Ogygia Poisoned Apple Pumpkin Masala Rooibos 2011 Reindeer Poop Scarecrow Shub-Niggurath The Apothecary The Pool of Tears The Sea Foams Blood Vasilissa Vixen     Sniffies: Sniffie unless otherwise mentioned A Blot Upon the Earth Blood Pearl Black Phoenix (spoiled label) Boo 2011 Dorian (tester) Elf Goliath Birdwing Hellion v2 Insupportable Misery Lamia Lulu Mort De Cesar 2008 Moxie Ogygia (ink ran on label) Solitude with Pillowbook (prototype) Soothing System v.1 prototype Stone and Darkness The Lion The Ragged Wood (spoiled label) Vamp.Goth x2   Conjured Cardea Indian Bracelet   Ellen Tracy Ellen Tracy eau de parfum imp (75%)   I Smell Good Cake (tested)   Lush: Snowcake x2 (never tested) Snowcake (1/2 decant)   Possets: Black Tea (tested) Cream (tested) Tortoise




2011 Forum Questions, cont.

October 3rd   Does anyone else like collector Barbies? Usually the Japanese-inspired ones, but I don't have room to display a new one properly atm.   What small everyday items would you like, that you keep forgetting to get? Longer rubber bands.   Tarot No thanks, I already have 4 decks.   Tell me about something you like, and why you like it. I really like mochi - I love the flavor and the texture.   If you're the MMU type of Witchee, what Geek Chic Cosmetics tickle your fancy? Yes! Any of it would be fantastical.   Would any witchees be interested inQuinn Popcorn? Sure.   October 2nd   Who likes silly items from Archie McPhee??? Absinthe items, please!   Nocturne Alchemy's NAlloween Pt. 2 update is live here! (And for a few days, last month's update too.) What do you want? No thank you.   What are you drooling over from the Sock Dreams Halloween stuff? I answered that one in the SW thread   Luck charms? No thanks.   Does anyone want anything from... here...? The smores sound great, as well as the key lime cake one. For those of you that like candles, do you like stuff from Yankee Candle? And if you had to choose, tarts or candles? Yes - pine, eucalyptus, or green scents.   Would you be interested in getting a custom necklace fromhere? No thanks.   Is there a movie you want so badly that you don’t own now? Yes, Dark Crystal!   Is there a song on Itunes that you haven’t downloaded yet?Anything from Sisters of Mercy   Is there a rare book you’ve always wanted? A signed Last Unicorn - or Last Unicorn in general.   Is there anything you want to buy yourself but have been too embarrassed (R rated or pg)? Not really.   Have you seen the Lush holiday update? Do you like the look of anything from there?All Halloween bath bombs sound great.   if you were my witchee, would you want some of my hot nuts my candied nuts my nuts covered in butter and brown sugar candied walnuts? Yes!       October 1st   Is there anything you either didn't like or had never heard of that you're now curious to try thanks to the discussion in this thread?Nothing comes to mind.   Reveal? Yes, please. Would you be interested in the #occupywallstreet scent? OMG, yes!!!   Do Paintbox Soapworks' Goat's Milk Hand and Body Creams sound like something you'd like to try? Yes!   Do you like liquorice? If so, hard or soft? Sweet or salt? Normally salted or so salt it pulls your face into a fishy shape? And which shapes do you like? All of it!   Mac using witchees, what computers do you use? What peripherals/accessories do you have and what would you LIKE to have? What do you use your computer for? I have an ipad and early gen video ipod. I'd love one of those little stylus thingies for my ipad.   Do you like listening to audiobooks? Would you like to receive one, and if you would, what sort of audiobook would you like--or is there a particular audiobook you've been meaning to get? Nope, I like imagining it in my head when I read more than listening to it.   Are there any DIY / Crafty / Free / Budget items you'd love to get but haven't noted yet? (Or, maybe you'd just like to emphasize something you may have only noted in passing?)I'm not sure.   Do you own a DSLR camera? Are you interested in a minky camera strap like these? What about anything from Photojojo? Yes!   Is anybody else into film photography? Interested in receiving film, supplies, etc from Lomography? Sorry, just digital for now.   Are you musically inclined? Do you play an instrument or sing? If so, what? I play flute and piano. I'd love the flute parts for Jurassic Park.       October 14th   Do you like scary books? What's the best/scariest thing you've ever read?I do. I had a real Stephen King phase when I was 13 or 14. Now, I read Lovecraft or other slow burn thrillers/sci-fi horror like that. I love me some Bradbury, too. The scariest thing I have ever read was Communion.   October 13th   Are you interested in anything in the latest round of Lab auctions on eBay?I am purposely not looking because I am saving my money for Will Call tomorrow   What favorite song(s) would you think would translate into a cool or unique scent?Interesting question. What about "Strict Machine" or "Ride a White Horse" by Goldfrapp   Anyone interested in VApothecary's Halloween update? No thank you.   Interested in anything from the Beaver Moon Lunacy update? I'd like to try a sample of Beaver Moon, the Lady Death sounds fantastic though.   I sent you with $20 into a drugstore/Walmart (nothing too fancy/imported/expensive, just your average selection), and you are restricted only to the candy aisle. What would you blow it on? Fake Halloween nails and packing supplies.   October 11th   What is your favorite kind of cookie? Chocolate chips and walnuts, yum. I like softer cookies.   How many boxes are you hoping for? 2 (mid and end), but I would be happy with 1 as well. Dear witch, anything you put together I am sure will just make my round!   How do you feel about loose leaf tea in baggies? I mean, I have a TON of loose leaf, would it be okay if I send you samples in some zip lock baggies? Or is that something that would squick you out? Sounds awesome!   How would you feel about getting a custom poster with your favorite quote on it and some cool graphics? I'm an architecture student and can print posters (provided I make them) at pretty much any size using Adobe Illustrator at a low price. Also if you would be interested in this, what quotes would you like? That would be great. Anything from Plato or Aristotle.   October 9th   Is there anything you would want from NYCC, something you'd like your witch to ask me to pick up? Not that I can think of.   The best thing I ever ate...: Buratta




2011 and 2012 Forum Questions

Email: mymymai@hotmail.com   Wishlists BPAL Wish List (including SW/SF Help): http://www.bpal.org/topic/127-wishlist/page__st__2175 Other website Wish lists (amazon.com, etc):   Amazon: http://amzn.com/w/LWIIPP27L8JF Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/people/mymymai/favorites?ref=pr_faves Think Geek: https://www.thinkgeek.com/brain/gimme.cgi?wid=81ee080f3 You can also find it by searching under my e-mail. MUA wishlist: search for mymymai on MUA. I have a fairly recent list there. ____________________________________________________________________________ 2012 Questions ____________________________________________________________________________   S’mores? Yes! However, I need it with dark chocolate   What's the neatest freebie you've gotten? It can be cool or thoughtful or just totally unexpected, and not limited to BPALdom. A Magic the Gathering bag from PAX this year   Would you enjoy receiving cute but useful items like colorful kitchen utensils/gadgets, or bento supplies? (boxes, chopsticks, accessories, etc?) What about things like spice mixes (homemade, or Penzey's for example) Bento supplies, sure. I also would love spice mixes.   Do you like cute, seasonal or fluffy PJ bottoms? Like they sell at Target, Old Navy (they have had cute Halloween ones!) If so, what size do you wear? I have more than enough.   What kind of chocolate do you like? Nuts, no nuts, white,dark, etc? Dark, dark, and more dark. I like them with nuts, peanut butter, caramel, or peppermint.   I live near a Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Penzeys! What does your little heart desire from any or all of these places? Organic and gluten free items, more quinoa (red!), supplements you find helpful, paraben free shampoo and conditioner.   Are home made foods acceptable or does the idea of eating strange mailed food disturb you? I like strange and unusual. Bring it on.   I just gave you $20 and sent you into a "has everything" store ala Walmart and told you that you have to come out having spent it all, and none of it on anything you need. What would you buy? Be as specific as possible! Those nail polish stickers. All $20 of it would go there.   What kind of cuisines do you like? (I mentioned this in my ?aire but curious what my witch may like)And, what are your favorite restaurants? Japanese, Ethiopian, Thai, Chilean. Restaurants = Boom Noodle, Genki Sushi, Circa (West Seattle), Paseo   I'm from Canada - is there anything specifically a witchee might like that is only available here? Fresh Lush, poutine, maple syrup, Red Rose tea, smoked meats.   What are your "fandoms" and would you like a t-shirt from TeeFury if an appropriate one came up? Labyrinth, Never Ending Story, Mario Brothers, Star Trek TNG, My Little Pony, Cthulhu   Do you have an eReader and if so which one? Yes, Ipad and Kindle Fire   Do you like candles, or tart burners, or something? If so, what's your favorite scent to burn? This was in the 2011 questions, but I like pine, juniper, and spice scents. Nothing foody. I would like tarts, but I need a tart burner first.   Marzipan? No!   Would you be interested in washable/reusable muslin “paper” towels (basically muslin squares hemmed around the edge)? Maybe in some sort of box to put on your kitchen or bathroom counter? No thank you.   Do you drink alcohol and if so, would you be OK with your witch sending you homemade infused vodka? Also, does your state allow alcohol to be shipped through the mail? Infused might be nice, but I don't think Washington would let you send it.   If you get me (or a fellow Aussie, if there are any playing this round) as a witch or witch's minion, would you like to try some Australian specialties, such as TimTams (delicious chocolately cookies), Caramello Koalas (koala shaped chocolates filled with gloopy caramel), Australian native spices or anything like that? Yes, all of it!   If your witch is a knitter, crocheter or sewer, is there a particular type of garment you would love to receive (hat, scarf, wrap, cowl, socks, fingerless gloves, arm warmers etc)? Scarf, fingerless gloves   Is there anyone else in your house (kids, pets, partner) that would really appreciate a small gift being included for them in the switchwitchy haul so they don't feel left out? I'm sure hubby or kitties would love something.   Since it's been mentioned several times, and I've also offered to nacho witch some, would you you like to receive wild rice and or maple syrup? I promise to include recipe ideas with the wild rice. Yes to both!   I have 5 bushels of tomatoes sitting in the kitchen right now that are supposed to turn into red sauce tomorrow, so would anyone like a basic red sauce (spaghetti sauce) to make its way to them? Sure!   How would you feel about a taste of (insert witch location here) box? Definitely! Last year, my wonderful witch Alethia adopted a bat for me from batworld.org, a bat rescue and sanctuary. Bat's World Would you be interested in having a bat adopted in your name? Sure.   Some of your favorite artists? Classic and modern? Manet, Waterhouse, Mucha   If you could have an image or certain subject painted for you on any type of "canvas" (on a box, on paper, on a canvas, and so on) - could you point your witch to some of these images? Anything relating to Cthulhu or gothy.   Is there a GC scent that's been on your list for ages but keeps falling off the bottom of your order because of the LEs? The Night-Raven.   Nail Polishes? See 2011 questions below.   mix-in-a-jar? How to you feel about cookie or cake or soup mixes that come in jars and you just add, like, an egg or water or what have you? Sure.   Would you be interested in beer, wine, or other specialty beverages from your Witch's area? I’m not sure Washington allows it, but if so, bring it on.   Are there any crafts/skills you've wanted to learn but haven't gotten around to? And if so, would you be interested in supplies and tutorials? I’d love to learn how to crochet or make soaps. Yes, supplies and tutorials.   Who here would be happy to get a lil' sumthin sumthin from Adagio Teas? --> http://www.adagio.com Yes. Drink all the tea!   Do you Ravelry? And if so, what's your handle over there? Would you be interested in gift patterns from your queue? No, I don't.   Retrospect / What does your kitchen look like? Colors/style? Well, yellow with black and white checkers would fit our current kitchen. It's straight from the 1950s.   Who likes Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses? If it is dark chocolate, I'll try it.   Witchee, what are your favorite quotes? Answered in 2011.   Put your iPod/MP3 player/what-have-you on random and list the first 10 songs it plays! Answered in 2011.   What's one random thing you really like and one random thing you really dislike? Glitter (<3) v. Rabbits (dislike)   Are there any herbs that you haven't been able to lay hands on that I could send you? There's an herbal shop I really like here in NYC called Flower Power that has quite a wide selection. Anything unusual.   If there are no "witchy" shops near you, is there anything I can pick up for you from Enchantments? No, I think I have everything I need.   Ninjas or Pirates? -- Pirates   I have an extra room spray and 2 extra bath oils (one Cephalopod, one Exhibit Hall Fatigue) from Dragon*Con - would anybody like a decant? –Yes, please!   I live near a Mast General Store. It has lots of vintage-y toys, southern foods (jams, jellies, spices) and vintage candy. Is there anything I can get for you? – Jams would be nice, as well as spices.   Do you have any Fall or Halloween traditions? – I dress up, but not much else since I started teaching.   a) Are you OK with "special deliveries"? Is the address in your questionnaire the best place to reach you for said deliveries? c) If the delivery requires a phone number (as say, some florists do) would you be OK with that information being tracked down by your Witch or asked of you anonymously? – Yes, but would need to coordinate schedules.   Haus of Gloi custom perfume? Any!   Dry/sweet? Red/white? Lager/ale/porter/stout? Fruit? Spice? Hops? Sour (brettanomyces, etc)? Dry red; fruity and spicy.   Any Bath, Body or nutritional type items you would love to try from a Natural and Organic food store (similar to Whole Foods) that you don't buy because they are a bit too pricey? Anything that works well.   Any favorite Bath & Body Works scents/products? The coconut lime verbena. Songs that you keep meaning to buy but never get round to it? Not sure.   Movies that you love but forgot to put in your questionaire? The Crow, Howl’s Moving Castle, eXistenZ   Name one movie you keep meaning to buy, but just never get around to getting? Willow and anything else on my Amazon wishlist.   Are you a Disney fan or does even thinking about Disney make your head hurt? If you're into Disney, would you like something from the Happiest Place on Earth ? Evil Disney cats? Yes, please. Dear witchee, would you, could you use an electric candle warmer? i'm talking something like this. I would not, could not.   Do you lust after some new socks/tights? Yes, especially foot traffic stuff and K.Bella   are there any of MeiLin's books (e-book or print) you'd be interested in? I’m not sure.   Are you a gamer (of any sort - video, casual, tabletop) and are there any games you want? Table top, RP, causal. Would love more obscure Munchkin decks, Cards Against Humanity 2.   If you are into tarot, what is your favorite card? No thank you. I have like 4 sets.   Would you like your own set of handmade rune stones or worry stones? No thanks.   Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cider, or none of the above? Tea!   Gum, hard candy, soft candy, or none of the above? Black licorice of all kinds.   Loose tea or tea bags? Do you need anything for your loose tea? (Filters, presses, etc.) All tea. I love it.   CUSTOM-Made Pottery?? yea or nay? coffee mugs, rustic or more elegant? a set of bowls? soap dish? bird feeder? something alltogether different? and lastly, good colors for glazes...? Sure. I’d love something with blue or purple glazes.   Do you have a forum buddy? Someone who knows you and/or your tastes well enough to answer questions on your behalf? ralenth knows me better than my husband.   If you have cats, do they like catnip toys? If you have doggies, would they like a super-reinforced canvas toy with a squeaker in it? That would be great.   If you have kids, what are they into? No kids, no plans.   How do you feel about wearable knitted lace? Shawls, wraps, and the like? Sure!   I live in Japan. Anything you would be interested in from there? All the things?!   -Flash games? What are your daily websites/blog visits, or favorite YouTube videos? Dragoncave. I used to play Neopets.   #1 My new job is at a consignment store where we have all kinds of designer brands for very reasonable prices. Are there designer clothes/purses/sunglasses that you desire/love? (Give some indication as to your "style" as well. For example, do you like bohemian-style frocks in lavender? Crossbody purses in black? Sunglasses that are round and bug-like?) Glasses, purposes, scraves –funky ala Betsey Johnson. Designer clothes wouldn’t fit my large caboose.   #2 I realize that we had a similar question in the ?aire, but I need you Witchee-s to list at least 5 items, each ranging $20 and under from Amazon.com or Walmart.com. 1. Ludo plsuh 2. Minecraft Creeper scarf 3. A Unico DVD 4. Labyrinth artbook 5. Totoro DVD (slightly over, but want so badly)   My Little Pony... Cute or meh? Adore it. I have 8 on my desk right now, not including my Tokidoki unico figures.   And what are your favourite characters from your fandoms? 1. MLP – Nightmare Moon 2. Cthulhu – Cthulhu 3. Portal – GLaDOS 4. Labyrinth – The fire creatures or Jareth. Actually, all of the characters in Labyrinth.   The end of this month I'm going to Scarefest, the big horror and paranormal con in Kentucky. (www.scarefest.com) If I were your witch, is there anything you would like from there (skull jewelry, art prints from an artist that catch your eye, etc), or anyone whose autograph or photo or such you would dig? Anything, really. I love stuff like that.   What is your holy grail "I'd kill to just have one drop in an imp" bpal scent? Cabaret Goth, Boystyle.   Are there any existing Weenies that you have your eye on, but haven't gotten around to getting? Answered in 2011 questions (I updated them right as the round started).   if you wear earrings, do you have pierced ears? Yes, but my ears are metal sensitive. Stainless steel, pure silver only.   Lip balm - tube or tin? Tube, but I have a number already.   Would you like to receive a journal or sketchbook? How about other pretty paper goods like post-its, notepads, bookmarks, letter paper/envelopes? I do like Japanese-inspired paper supplies.   Are you interested in audiobooks? If so, any specific titles? Poisonwood Bible if they have it. Bar soaps with some scrubby bits, yes or no? Yes, but I need olive oil based.   Do you need any small electronic gadgets like flash drives and the like?Nope.   Would you like a pair of knitted socks? No, I don't think so.   Do you have any use for knitted dishcloths, facecloths, etc, especially if they were fandom related? I like cotton if it is on my face.   Do you subscribe to any sample boxes, and if so, which ones? Would you like to receive some samples? (perfume, eco/"green," skin care, hair, music downloads, cosmetics, soap...) I'm a Birchbox subscriber. Do you have a problem with nudes??? It doesn't go with our decor.   People ask a lot of questions about dogs and cats, but I know a lot of forumites have rodent pets. How would you feel about hammocks or toys for your rats/hamsters/gerbils/etc.? No rodent pets.   Who here is going to be picking up JK Rowling's new book on Thursday? I didn't know she had a new one.   What do you do to take care of yourself when you're having a rough day (sick, life not going your way, whatever)? Well, considering I'm sick right now, I plan to get some frozen yogurt for my throat, pick up some cold/flu medication, wrap myself in warm socks and jammies, and sleep.   favorite and least favorite baked goods? Is there such a thing as a bad baked good? Molasses cookies, omnomnom. Least = anything with raisins.   what size T-Shirt do you wear (standard AND babydoll)? xl and xl/xxl respectively.   I found a fantastic little shop while traveling that had unusual jellies and jams. Would you be interested in trying something like Georgia Moonshine Jelly or TOE Jam (each letter stands for some kind of fruit, I don't remember which ones) or something similar? How about homemade jam in general? Sure.   Would you be interested in homemade herbal remedies and tinctures? Sure.   Is there anything you might want from the latest update (Lab or TP)? (update) Spider Silk Bath Oil Samhain Room Spray Haitain Vetiver Orb Weaver Spider Wolf Spider Hothrun Dath Waves of Mist   Haunt stuff? I've never tried it, but I would love some samples.   Villainess stuff? Maybe the Embargo or Ennui smooch, or any smack as long as it isn't foody scented.   BPAL t-shirts on etsy: I looked and I didn't see any, but if they appear again, I'd like any in xxl or xl. Edit: ReallyZeb sent me the correct moon. I really like candles moon, sturgeon moon, sugar moon bella, chaste moon, long night moon, trick, worm and windy moon. Thank you ReallyZeb   ____________________________________________________________________________ Updated 2011 Questions ____________________________________________________________________________   From the Weenie Update....what are you most wanting to try? The Apparition, Ghost House, Meditation in Autumn 2012, Third Charm, The Vampire Bride, Luna Azul   Who's into nail polish? What colors/brands? Yes, Zoya. A link to colors I want are under my MUA account (mymymai). I'd also be interested in the chunky glitter topcoats by Orly.   Is there a quote (or lyric or part of a poem) that really resonates with you or is your favorite? "I took the road less traveled"   Dream candle? Scent, color, type (tealight, votive, pillar, jar, etc.), throw... Pillar in pine. Yay, alliteration   Do you like knitted goodies? If so, what would you like and what colors? I'd love a Cthulhu or geek-culture inspired scarf (Mario, Portal, Minecraft, etc.)   Would you be interested in homemade edibles that are NOT sweets? Any specifics? That would be nice, but I can't have it made with dairy.   What GC do you live in mortal terror of the lab discontinuing, but never get around to buying? The Night-Raven   Yo, yarnies! Do you Ravelry? If so, who are you over thar? Nope.   Social Media? Yes, Facebook.   Do you have wishlists for non-BPAL e-tailers? And if so, could you provide a link or a list? I have some through etsy, which I linked in my questionnaire.   Witchee, do you use a PC or a Mac? PC.   What is your favorite animal? Cat.   What are you going to be for Halloween? A Minecraft person. I have a grass block skirt, but I need Minecraft accessories now.   If you could have a piece of oil painting jewelry (pendant, pair of earrings, or ring) with absolutely anything painted on it, what would it be? (If you prefer wall art instead, same question as above.) Starry Night or something with an aggressive or scary stylized cat on it.   How do you feel about nick-knacks? My house is full of them, so no please (unless they are Japanese-inspired).   What traditions (family, holiday, or otherwise) are important to you? Birthdays, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and yearly trip to Ashland, OR.   Do you like going to the movies? Yes! I just wish I had more time to do so.   What are your favorite restaurants? Anything Japanese. (Genki, Boom Noodle). Do you play any video games? Yes, Minecraft, WoW (used to, but not enough time now due to work).   Do you like any anime? Yes. I've just finished Xxcholic, Rosario+Vampire, and Darker than Black. I'd like to see more of Black Butler or anything newer since I have trouble keeping up. Do you have an E-reader/iPad/something similar that you need a cover/case for? Nope, I have a case.   How would you like to receive some of your Witch's favorite recipes, tailored to your likes/dietary restrictions? And specific wants? Yes, I enjoy cooking, but I need things that are fast since I have little spare time.   Do you need any boxes to store your smellies in? What would you store in said hypothetical box--imps, bottles, supplies, all of the above? If you can find those Michael's book boxes (the ones that look like old-fashioned books, but are actually boxes), I would adore 1 or more.   Muppets: yea or nay? Yes!!! And Fraggles.   Do you have an affinity for Calvin and Hobbes, Peanuts, The Far Side, and other comic strips? If so, which is your favorite? Garfield.   How much do you like jewelry? like, if you were to get a shit ton of it during the round, how excited would you be? Since I'm still growing my collection, I'd love it.   Favorite Mythological Creature? Satyr   Do you like hair things barrettes, headbands, flowers? In limited themes or styles (Hello Kitty, Tokidoki, Cthulhu, or Kanzashi)   If you were to receive a gift card, what places would you like to get one from? Lush, Amazon, Sephora, Nordstrom, Macy's   Do you like to burn incense? If so, what are your favorite kinds...sticks? cones? resins? What are your favorite scents? Sticks and resins in frankincense, myrrh, and nag champa.   When you are having a really rough day, what do you like to do/have to make it a little brighter? Sleep or cuddle with my kitties.   Is there a particular myth/folktale/legend/fairytale/godstory that you're drawn to? I adore mythology in general. Send it all my way.   If you could see anything, what would it be? Can be a person, an event, a landmark or monument, an object, etc. And it doesn't have to be on this planet, or in this time period. The Great Wall.   What #1 actor, director, author and/or musician are you obsessed with? Actor - Johnny Depp Author - Piers Anthony - I've read the first 5 books of the Xanth series and I want more. Musician - Dir en grey   Are you interested in anything from the Villainness update? I'm new to Villainness. I'd just like to try it.   - Harry Potter - a fan? If so, what house are you? Very much a fan. I like to say Slytherin.   If you RP, tabletop, forum, or otherwise... Do you have any original characters you'd like to see art of? If so, please give information! Even if it's a link to a web page or a profile or picture! I tabletop RP - Pathfinder, Eberon, Cthulhu - figures or art would be great.   Are you musical? Do you play an instrument, and if so, what? If not, what do you wish you could play or do? I play the flute and piano, although my music reading ability is a bit rusty.   Does anyone garden? And if you do, what do you grow? If not, would a starter garden kit be something you'd be interested in? We just moved to a place with space to garden. I'd like to try it, so seeds or other starter items would be great.   Do you decorate for Halloween? Is your decorating taste elegant, kitschy and fun, or scary? Occasionally when we have more money, I do. It's usually a combination of kitschy and elegant.   Witchee, do you have any symbols or totems that have special meaning for you? The raven. According to a Mayan healer, it is my spirit animal.   Is anyone fond of programs like Adopt a Tree/Highway/Library/Manatee/Acre of Rainforest/etc?: Any of those would be nice.   Pet Gifts: Yes, my kitties would love gifts. My younger cat especially loves really fuzzy things (like those warm, fuzzy socks and blankets you can get this time of year) to sleep on.   What are your top three "I want to try them but I think I'll never get to try them" (or, "I've tried them and I want moar moar moar, but I don't think I'll ever get any") scents/bath oils/sprays? Rockabilly Goth, Boystyle, and I'm not sure of the third.   Is there a particular artist and piece that you would like a print of? If so, what is your max size that you could spare on your walls? For me, I love Hokusai and his Great Wave print or Hiroshige's Rapids print and no larger than 17x22 since large spaces are limited on our walls. Any, anything from Seattle's local artist, Henry.   Do you like coffee or tea? Would you be interested in trying some different types? I love tea more, specifically chai, matcha, and aged oolong.   Are there any CDs/Albums you've been wanting but haven't bought yet? What format do you prefer (i.e. mp3, actual cd, record, etc)? mp3 or CD. I'm not sure about anything I want at the moment. Maybe Silverspun Pickups, Ladytron, Goldfrapp   Are you going away for any part of this round? Nope.   Do you enjoy any outdoor activities? Do you have a favorite form of "exercise"? (keep it clean, all!) I'm trying to get back into being active.   Witchee, are you a fan of musicals? If so, which ones? Yes! Wicked, Cats, Avenue Q, Young Frankenstein.   Would you like to receive a mix-CD from your Witch? Sure! I would especially like a mixed tape with various international artists. I have exposure to Japanese Jpop/Jrock, a little Kpop, and just 1 artist from the punjab arena.   I am fond of the thrift. Do you mind lightly used goods? Please be specific! I'm fine with thrift shoes, accessories, books, art.   Would a gift or a postcard from Disneyland make you squee with delight or puke into your mail box? It would be cute. I love Disney cats if they carry those types of postcards.   What are your favorite types of Halloween candy? Candy Corn = #1; although spice drops are also nummy.   Do you prefer soap or shower gel? Please give examples of your favorite scents or brands. I like both. I adore cold pressed oil or milk based soaps, like those from Getaguru. I do not like glycerin-based in my soaps since my skin reacts to it. Scents I like are peppermint, absinthe, cucumber, rosemary, lavender, sage, clove and orange. As far as bath gels, I adore Lush gels in every scent except candy fluff.   How do you like your chocolate? For example with nuts, mint, peanut butter, caramel? I am open to anything except white chocolates. I love darks, especially with caramel, peanut butter, or nuts. As far as sea salt caramels, those are godly to my taste buds!   Would you like a hand dyed or hand painted scarf or wrap or other item? If so, what colors/designs/fabrics do you like? Oh my gosh, yes. I love blues, purples, and teal greens. As far as fabric, silk would be amazing, but I'm open to anything.   This was a question before, but does anyone here like stones? Just pretty polished stones for use in whatever purposes? If they have interesting marbling, yes.   And another question; anyone like anything in particular from Think Geek? Why yes, yes I do. I have a few items on my amazon wishlist, but frankly, I want *all the things*.   Pinterest, do you have boards you want to share or are you following anyone with great boards you want to share? No, I don't pin.   Would you like to receive e-books? And if so, in what format? I have an ipad which I should use more often. I do like having the paperbacks in my hand though.   If you have kids, would you be interested in getting things for them? And if so, what are they interested and what sizes are the wearing now? No kids.   Would you be interested in a felted handbag? Do any of these styles appeal to you? http://tinyurl.com/3o2epzl (there's at least one guy-friendly style, too!) I like the messenger bag.   Are there are patterns, motifs, etc that you especially like? The Japanese wild wave (kimono-type) motifs, in addition to river and pine motifs.   Witchee, would you be interested in having a special tea cup/coffee mug/glass to drink out of? Oh yes!   If you're a tea drinker, is there any specific tea you would like to receive, not just the kind/flavor but also the type/packing--i.e., tea bags, loose tea, compressed, etc? I like loose leaf and brick forms. As far as flavors, green (matcha especially, oolong, lapsang, chais, and really dark, complex flavors are preferred.   How would you feel about kitchen towels and other similar household objects, if they are pretty or a souvenir? No thank you.   How did you dress up for your last party or compulsory-formal-dress occasion? 1940 glam with rhinestones and victory rolls.   Fudge? If you can find dairy free- yes.   Mochi? Oh dear goodness, yes!   Compressed tea? Yes, please!   Paintbox Soapworks - anything you're interested in, in general or from the latest update? Anything from the seasonal updates!   Do you guys have any sports that you follow obsessively? How about favorite teams and/or athletes? I'm not a sports person...at all. Unless you count equestrian sports.   How do you feel about notebooks/journals/stationery? Anything you need or particularly like? I would enjoy cutesy notebooks or stationary, like tokidoki or Hello Kitty.   Does confetti/glitter make you angry or fill you with glee?] There can never be enough glitter.     Can you sum yourself (whether it be personality, life's goals, ethics, whatever) in 10 words or less? Work hard, continuously learn and strive, go forth with style.   How about little bottles of booze? Ya wanna? What kind? Do they make mini absinthe bottles? If so, omg, yes!   Would you be interested in a sample box(from somewhere like Birchbox or loosebutton)? Sure. I am signed up for Birchbox, so from another company, sure.     How do you feel about stuffed animals/plushies/general soft, cuddly things? If you like them, what kind of animals would you be interested in? Love!!!!!111!!!xinfinity I really want those new Labyrinth plushies that Piazo is selling. I also collect evil plush kitties (scar, Cheshire cat, Kyo from Fruits Basket) and plush Cthulhu (anything aside from red).   When you're miserably sick (*sniffle, cough!*) what are the things that comfort you the most? Sleep, fuzzy socks, tea, and Miyazaki movies.   What constitutes ultimate luxury to you? (go crazy!) A mani/pedi, a full facial (90+ minutes) with Eminence products and a massage =^-^=   What do you really NOT want? Nickle jewelry, knick-knacks that are not super geeky or don't have a purpose, rubber band creatures (cat eats them), anything with raisins or rabbit fur (or anything that's been around a rabbit, or heck, anything that references a rabbit).   Are you more prone to order out or cook at home? Would you be interested in cookbooks, kitchen utensils, and the like? If so, anything specific? Both depending on my hours. I love ethnic cookbooks and I'd squee with any that have injera!   How do you feel about maple syrup? Good. Hubby loves it though.     Do you like Star Wars? Original Trilogy? Prequels? Spin-offs? Favorite characters? Star Trek. Picard...mmm.   Do you like beef jerkey? Yes, and most kinds of jerky, too.   Anyone love Buffy/Angel? Nope.   Do you like or racier ecards from time to time and do you need to be warned if something may be not safe to open at work? A warning would be nice.   Doctor Who? Yay or nay? I've never seen it. Exposure needed.   Creepy threshhold? High + gore. I grew up watching horror movies and still love them.   Piercings? 2 12 gauge circular barbell or CBR capable holes. 2 standard earring capable holes.   interested in anything from Lush? Ahem... Twilight bath bomb, Butterball, Avobath, Geo Phyzz, Fairy Jasmine, Space Girl, Fox in the Flowers, Golden Slumbers; Blue Skies and Freedom Foamer bubble bars; B Never, Raining Men, Sonic Death Monkey, 13 Rabbits, Grass (yum!) shower gels.   Do you blog? Would you like a header for your blog, a layout, etc? Yes, something learned but that relates to perfume at the same time. I'm on Wordpress if that makes a difference.   Would you be interested in a handmade bookmark? I have several right now, so no (unless it's made out of metal).   do you like chex puppy chow or muddie buddies (ingredients: semi-sweet chocolate chips, PB, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, chex cereal)? would you want to get some from your witch / nacho witch? Yum, yes!   How would you feel about receiving a Groupon deal for something in your local area? If there is anything you WOULDN'T like, mention that also. Woot, please! I don't think there would be anything I wouldn't like   Foods: Beets = yummy Brussel Spouts = yummy Black Licorice = *heavenly light shines and music plays*   Do you wear t-shirts? Are there particular things you like on them? Would you like one designed by your Witch? And, if you don't mind saying, what size t-shirt do you wear? I have way too many, unless the shirt you find is filled with awesome, like My Little Ponies, or zombies in disco shirts. If you find that, I'm xxl in girls.   How do you feel about pumpkin scented things? Not perfume related, but soap, candles, etc.... I'm open to it.   Has anyone else heard of or does anyone else love Glamourkin? New to me.     Are you looking for a certain kind of DVDs to spruce up your collection right now? I have a couple on my Amazon wishlist already that I've been wanting but I haven't bought myself.   Does anyone like postcards? Is anyone willing to be a Nacho witch for postcards? Sure!   Anyone going to see any good concerts this fall? I don't have any planned at the moment because I'm saving for a trip to South Korea and Japan in the summer.   Witchee, would you like a framed photograph and of what? I don't really have room for a desk photo, but something I can hang I could use. As far as what, something spooky or beautiful, like Japanese gardens, would be great.   How would you feel about gummies? Like, gummy bears? Gummy werewolves? Gummy vampires? Yep, send them my way.   How would you feel about a totally original Gela-skin for your laptop/iPod/phone? Stickers? Decals? Yes, the laptop skin would be so much fun!   Yoga socks: Sure. Toe socks: Yes, especially sockdreams.com. Infact, I love their sockittome stuff so much (the new clock ones and the fish ones on the green background have been on my mind of late).   Cthulhu: yay or nay? Ie, Ie! Anything and everything, especially stuff my Metaspider <3 Is there something that you wish you could do, but you keep putting it off? Sleep? Aside from world travel, nothing comes to mind at the moment.   Put your current mp3player (I am the anti-apple, so no ipod ), winamp playlist, what have you, on shuffle, list the first 10 songs: Pandora for me  1. Alles Gesagt by Melotron 2. Ver Vlad by Crazy Ivan 3. I Am the Rain by Assemblage 23 4. Timekiller by Project Pitchfork 5. Body and Soul by Sisters of Mercy 6. Wish by Nine Inch Nails 7. Tear You Apart by She Wants Revenge 8. Passive by A Perfect Circle 9. Stitches by Orgy 10. Dragula by White Zombie     Do you have any interest in rocks? Not like, polished colorful stones.. but like... rocks. With geologic significance! Geodes I adore!   If your witch were to knit you a scarf/shawl/cowl, which would you prefer, and what features would you want? Would you prefer something light and drape-y or thick and warm? What kind of colors would you prefer? Do you have any fiber allergies or preferences? I’d love either a scarf or shawl – something drapey in cool colors.   Do you like/own/wear/want fairy wings or something of the like? I’d adore a pair.   How do you feel about terrariums? No thank you.   What's your favorite horror movie? Event Horizon (horror/suspense), Suicide Club (J Horror)   If your witch was the practical type and wanted to include one or more of your everyday essentials, what would those include? I'm talking about the bath products, lotions, face lotions, teas, food, etc that you really use every day. Aveda Embrightenment anything   Jane Austen .. Yay or Nay? And zombies?   I put up quotes I love in my office and studio to get me going, They range from goofy to sarcastic to inspirational... Are you interested in a hand painted quote? Do you have one in mind, or a topic in mind? I love me some sarcasm and puns.   Do you like period or period-styled paraphernalia? Stuff like postcards, notecards, jewelry, office supplies, what-have-you? Yep – Victorian; Greecian.   If you like manga, comics, and/or graphic novels, what is it about them that you like, in general? The story, the art/style, etc? The art. I love Pet Shop of Horrors style art, or Doll style art. I enjoy the artbooks more than the manga though.   if you could have a salon scent made, based on any artwork(s) what would it be? Something Art-Deco=ish but with a creepy side.   Are you scientifically curious and/or process-oriented? Would you like a project-type gift that allowed you do do something like make soap from scratch, take and (nontoxic-ly) develop photographs using a pinhole camera, use plant dyes on yarn or fabric, etc.? I'd like to make soap from scratch or make my own perfume.   What's 'your' song/your theme song? I have too many favorites to say that I have a specific theme.   What would be your superpower? Unlimited knowledge.   Witchee, would you like a gently used BPAL tshirt? Sure, the larger the better.   Do you like homemade snack mixes? I know Puppy Chow was mentioned in a previous question, but what about healthier and more natural type snacks like granola or trail mix? You can put a lot of delicious and fun things into trail mix, yeah? If you say "Sure, I'd love some!" what kinds of things do you like/not like in those kinds of snacks, ie coconut flakes, raisins, certain nuts (allergies??), candy, etc. Give us your list of DO's and DON'Ts! No raisins, but puppy chow mix sounds good.   Do you like charm bracelets? If you had a bracelet, what sort of charms would you want on it? Favorite hobbies, symbols, whatever? I have Pandora charms. If you can find the knock offs in green, yellow, or red colors, I’d be happy.     Would you like any ecotools makeup brushes? They're kinda one of my favorite things ever, and they're animal-friendly and the handles are bamboo. And to top it all off, they work really well for applying makeup. Yep, totally!   Do you like Legos? Especially mini-fig key chains, Lego block keychains, small Lego sets, etc? No, too sharp. Since the previous question about "what would you buy from the Lab if you had unlimited funds, etc" left WAY too much to the imagination with no limitations (my answer was pretty much BUY ALL THE THINGS!), what would you do if you found a $50 bill on the ground and a nagging voice in the back of your mind told you that you HAD to spend it on BPAL or else face Death. Also, say they had free shipping (LOL) so don't factor that in. What would you get? And spend it all! Or as close to $50 as you can get. The Night-Raven and Emma.   Are there any characters that you love or identify with? Not really.   A question! If you are crafty, what's your personal art style? I'm not talking just about what art you like to look at, but what kind of art do you like creating? Do you have a "process" while you're creating beauty? Acrylic paintings (I’m a super messy painter and I love the war paint look when I’m done). I spread things out, include, create like mad, then put it off for months.   So what say you? IS an "unexpected" visit/in-person witching OK? Heck yes!     What strange misc. items would you love to receive that you just haven't gotten for yourself?: Zuni festishes, plush microbes, more dice from Chessex (d10, d20s in cool colors)   How do you feel about franken polish? Are you okay with all chemicals, or would you prefer 3 free? Would you want glitter or holographic glitter? What colors would interest you? I prefer natural, 3-free polishes. If you can franken a Zoya, please go for it!   Dear witchee, how do you feel about lip balm? Favorite style (twist up tube, pot, tube with wand, etc.)? Favorite flavors? Flavors to avoid? Favorite brand? Do you need more right now or are you set? Are you one of those people who could never have enough lip balm even though you have a bowl on your dresser overflowing with them and 10 in your purse and an order for more on the way? Twist up tube, natural ingredients, any flavor save mango.   Would you be interested in getting fountain pen inks or art supplies via JetPens and or DickBlick? (I know I have a wishlist on JetPens and just love using fountain pens in my artwork) DickBlick…..OMG…..My Dream Store. Let me go wild in there, please! I have to purposely take only cash out when I go there or else I do real damage *****   -For those interested in watercolors, how would you feel about getting a palette filled with paint from my watercolor tubes but not getting the paint tube itself? (kind of like this but without the covers for the compartments and bigger http://www.flickr.co.../in/photostream) I’d prefer the bricks, but that sounds cool.   -How do you feel about getting art supplies in general? (copic markers, watercolor, brushes, paint, sketchbooks etc.) Yes! Yes !! Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   -How do you feel about Threadless tshirts? I have too many atm.   If you were turned loose in a basic drug store (CVS, Walgreens - a pharmacy with attached mini-mart, basically!) with a $20 bill, what would you pick up? Crazy fake nails, that hemp body wash, and some make up wedges. Darling Witchee, would you enjoy farmer's market pickled veggies (green beans, garlic, asparagus, etc) or fresh canned peaches or something of that nature? No thank you. Do you prefer color or white photographs? Nature or abstract? Nature but hubby loves abstract – if you can find patterns in nature, that would be best of both worlds.     I have a question! What are some of your favorite paintings? (famous or undiscovered?) Feel free to link to examples! Japanese art, Waterhouse prints, any close up ladies by Manet.   If you could have an image painted for you - sky is the limit - what would it be? Crazy demon kitties in vivid colors. Round canvas.   Name your 3 favorite scents for candles 1. Pine 2. Juniper 3. Spice (like spice drops)   Name your 3 favorite types/flavors of tea 1. Matcha 2. Sencha 3. Oolong     If you had an international witch, is there anything you would like from the UK? (Or Australia, Belgium, France any other country we have witches from. Postcards, chocolates, texts in French, anything native or relating to regional art.   Dear witchee, if you answered 'Mac' to the Mac/PC question previously issued by another participant, please tell me what kind of computer you have, what peripherals you own (like the wireless trackpad, wireless vs/wired keyboard and mouse), and whether you're interested in Apple-related items (stickers, keychains, other things with the logo, etc). Wireless keyboard and mouse (PC), interested in those gel skins or USB hubs.   SOCK PREFERENCES? Socks Dreams – K Bella, Knee highs.   Is there anything you'd like from the Mütter Museum Store? No.   I just noticed that Cocoa Pink has 5 ml Perfume Atomizers. Yay or nay? Scents you would like? Scents you would NOT like? Sure, Black, Coffee, bourbon vanilla (No super sugary ones).   what's your favorite kind of pizza? Hawaiian!   who are your style/fashion icons? post pics if you want! Dita Von Tesse,   Are there any food items you're craving/aren't able to find around your area? Not really. Unless we are talking about unsweetened mango cheeks.     If you're interested in a handmade pouch/cover for an item you have (phones, tablets, books, keys, kettles...), what would your ideal pouch/cover have? Design, material, additional functionality/features like pockets or lights or secret hidey-holes? I’d love a dice bag    Would you like a photo collage based around your interests/favorite colors/favorite themes? No thank you.   If you're crafty, are you interested in spoonfeather? And if so, what things there delight your eyes? I really don’t know what it is.   Colors! What are your favorite colors and what colors do you not like? Pictures and links, people! Purple, teal, and black = Love! I can’t stand pink and orange.   What is your favorite word? Laconic or Draconian.   What are the feelings on arm warmers? Color, style, texture, length? I’m happy with darker colors and I do like meshy or gothy type looks and fabrics.   Do you like tarts? tealights? jar candles? votives? I need a tart burner first.   What's your favorite flavor? Sour, sweet, bitter, salty? Sweet and sour. Sume = heaven!   So, are there any online gaming witchees who covet purchasable in-game items or other gamer-y stuff? (yup, geek question) Hehehe, me. WoW (I’d love a time card), Minecraft   Anyone doing anything cool for Mabon (or the start of fall, if you aren't pagan? Nope.   What is your favorite coffee blend at Starbucks? If you don't have one, what is your favorite roast of coffee? I like tea more than coffee.   It's the weekend, and you find yourself without a single chore or responsibility for a few hours. Right this very moment, what's the one thing you would do if you could do anything? I would read while getting a pedicure. Yay, multitasking.   A wild question appears: Would you be interested in regional jams, jellies, or other preserves? Yes. Hubby loves marmalade (I can't stand it), but I love any other fruit jams/jellies or anything with spice or savory flavors.   Is there any kind of international candy you love or would like to try? Licorice and chocolates.   What is something totally random (yes, that thing that just popped into your head) that hasn't been covered by any previous questions? Dear witch, I love Japanese cultural items (kokeshi dolls), kimono items ( I have several full kimono), fans, and Oxaocan sculpted cats.   Is there any cheesy/non-cheesy Canadian stuff you'd be interested in? Syrup, fresh Lush.   If you were to go here and create your very own chocolate bar, what might it have in it? Dark chocolate, curry powder, cocoa nibs, ground coffee, cinnamon.   Do you have any bedtime rituals? Is there any particular product you have to apply or a certain shirt you wear or an act you perform to get you in the "bedtime" mood? I like to read before bed.   Princess Bride? Yay or nay? Yes!!!   What's your favorite classic fairytale, witches Anything by Grimm.     What about little wee creatures for your desk or mantel? No thank you. My desk is super cluttered right now.   If you had to decide what your stripper name was, what would it be? I'm also using the pet name + first street formula. I'd be: McGee Vanderhurst ---obviously, I'd be a boylesque character.   What level of contact were you hoping for from your witch? I was hoping for medium high contact. I've had ninja witch before, and anticipation + awesome witching package were fabulous, but I like more contact.   Previously didn't know about you? I used to dj, I love Japanese fashion and culture, and I have a strange obsession for cheap che-che plastic (think Hello Kitty plastic wallets).   Your favorite restaurant or type of food to eat out. Would you use a restaurant.com voucher? Groupon? Yes! I adore Japanese (shiso and ume = <3). I would love a voucher to any type of food though. The more exotic, the better.   Are there any local museums/attractions you keep never getting around to going to? Yes! The Burke.   What kind of purse do you prefer? Leather, cloth? over the shoulder or crossbody, or something that can do either? Do you like bold bright prints with fun things, or monochrome, solid colours? Leather and water resistant cloth. I like any type save messenger bags. I love Tokidoki and wild, crazy prints. Metallic? I'm there too.   julep maven monthly boxes: Sure!   Your favorite restaurant or type of food to eat out. Would you use a restaurant.com voucher? Groupon? Japanese and I'd love a coupon.   Like commercial socks? Other than Sock It To Me and K.Bella, not really.   What kind of bear is best? Panda   Is anyone interested in reading The Night Circus? Sure.   Hershey's Pumpkin Spice kisses? Could be yummy. I'll try it.   I have a not-so-secret love for The Broship of the Rings. Are there any prints from her store you'd like? No thank you.   Who here likes Stephanie Pui-Min Law's artwork? Any would be great.   Do you drink wine? Oh yes! Reds and Roses please.   Is it just me who is nervous at revealing herself to her witchee, and finding out who her witch is?! I'm looking forward to it.   Witches, did you lament NOT getting one of the condom case/imp cases that got released with the courtesan series??? Yes!   I recently saw candy corn in non-candy corn flavors like CHOCOLATE and CARAMEL APPLE. It's not a fancy brand, I just saw it in the drugstore, but who here would like something like that? Dear god, no! Only regular Candy Corn, please!   You get a package in the mail containing 3 things you have really wanted more than anything else you've mentioned so far in this thread. (they are all reasonably priced of course! ~$20 or less apiece). What are they? 1. The Night-Raven 2. Creeper scraf 3. The Creeper pillow on Etsy.   How do you feel about hemp? jewelry, soap, etc? Soaps would be fantastic. Anything from Dr. Bronner. I don't know about jewelry though.   Is there a magazine that you DON'T read because you can't find it near you, but wish you could? Any of the Japanese-based Kimono magazines and Egoist.   Is anyone else afraid of or creepy out by dummies/puppets/Muppets/etc? Other things you’re squicked/freaked by that’s best left by the wayside? Other than bugs, spiders, or molester-looking clowns, nope. Describe your sense of humour. Punny, Silly, Sarcastic, Goofy, Perverted - Punny and Sarcastic. Do you like reusable grocery bags? If so, do you like the kind that fold up (ie Chico Bags?) I like the kind that fold up with Asian-inspired designs. Something like 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 are are styles/print types I like. Really graphic and nature inspired, Japanese influence or cutsey   Is there anything you would like from Sephora? Thar be a dangerous site. Arr. Anything from the tokidoki, Trina Tarantino, or the Hello Kitty line would be freaking amazing. I'm also interested in Fresh's Brown Sugar scent. Dear witch, if you got me anything from any of these lines, I'd have to worship you forever.




From: Wishlist

I've started getting ideas about what I like thanks to the blog on working on. However, I could always use more exposure. Bolded items I'd really like.   Mabon 2010 Aelopile Dracul Anathema The Coiled Serpent Velvet Tiger Autumn and Winter 2011 All Saint's 2010 The Hag October 2010 Samhain 2010 Halloween: Los Angeles Halloween: New Orleans Any of the goths. Odd Portents Unsavory Grave Diggers Aperotos Eros Casanova Fascinum Hunger Le Serpent Qui Danse Libertine O Perversion (a bottle) The Raven Danse Macabre Deep in Earth Thanatopsis Absinthe Black Forest The Midnight Carnival Chimera   Source: Wishlist




Scents I Currently Own

If scents have nothing next to them or a x1, x2, or x3, then I only have imps of those scents.   #20 Love Oil A Blade of Grass Bottle A Dense and Frightful Darkness Bottle A Howl In The Darkness Reviewed Yes!! Bottle Aelopile x2 Aeval x2 Aglea Reviewed No - scent traded Aizrn-Myoo Al Azif Bottle Al-Araaf Bottle Alice Reviewed Yes x2 All Night Long All Saint's 2010 Amber Moon of the Mirror Stand Amsterdam Anathema Antonino the Carney Talker Bottle Antony Apatrophia Arachne Arachne of Lyrdia Arkham Autumn Moon of the Mirror Stand Baghdad Baobhan Sith Reviewed No - headache x1 Baron Samedi Bastest x2 Bathsheba Bayou x2 Beanman & Beanwoman Prepare to Attack the Vagina BedBug Beer from the Marsh Woman's Brewery Belladonna Belle Epoque Bess Black Cat Black Forest Reviewed Yes! x2 Black Pearl Black Phoenix Blockbuster Blood Amber Blood Countess x2 Blood Kiss Blood Phoenix Bluebeard Boo 2011 No Bordello Breathless Horror Bottle Brown Jenkin But Men Loved Darkness Rather than Light Calico Jack Captin Cully Carnivale Diabolique Act I Bottle Centzon Totochtin Cesar 2008 yes empty Champagne & Absinthe Bottle Chaotic Bottle Chaste Moon Bottle Cheshire Cat Chimera Reviewed Yes Christmas Eve on the Moor Cicuta Cleric Bottle Clockwork Couture Female Clockwork Couture Male Clytie Colder and Colder Bottle x2 Common Jezebel Countess Dolingen of Gratz Couple Engaged in Lovemaking Cthulhu Danube Reviewd NO! Death on a Pale Horse Debauchery Reviewed Yes!! Bottle Ded Moroz Delousing Powder Destroying Angel Detestable Putrescence Bottle Diable en Botie Dirty Discarded Tissues Dolce Stil Nuovo Dorian Reviewed Yes Dracul Dragon's Blood Bottle Dragon's Heart Dwarf Bottle Eanach Dhuin Earth Ox Empty Bottle Eat Me Elf Bottle Elixir IX: TKO Elli's Song Embalming Fluid Emma Enlightenment of the Courtesan Jigokudayu Reviewed No Epitaph Evening Cicadas and Red Peppers Empty Bottle Evil Bottle Fallen Female Floating Brain Follow Me Boy sniffie Forbidden Fruit Frost at Midnight Bottle Garden of Death Bottle Ghoul Hooligan Golden Priapus Bottle Great Grey Witch Empty Bottle Grog Half Elf Bottle Halloween in Brooklyn Haloa Bottle Haola Helena Hellfire Reviewed Meh Herr Drosselmeyer High John the Conqueror High-Strung Daisies Highwayman Hod Resurrected 3 imps Holiday Moon Bottle House of Night Hymn Iambe Ile De Torture Jabberwocky Reviewed Like x2 Jazz Funeral Bottle Jester J-Horror Bottle Kabuki Kiss Amongst Discarded Tissues Reviewed Like Kitsune-tsuki Konseishin the Penis God Kusonoki Tamonmaru Masatsura Surprising a Fox Ghost Kyoto La Petit Mort Ladon Lady Macbeth Lamia Lawful Bottle Le Lethe Le Sniffie Leanan Sidhe Bottle Leather Phoenix Bottle Lemon-scented Sticky Bat Bottle L'examen De Minuit Libertine Lilith Victoria Empty Bottle Lolita Lord Tenshin with a Demon Behind a Screen Bottle Love Me Lovers in a Carp Streamer Lovers in a Ricefield Empty Bottle Lulu Reviewed Okay Bottle (nearly empty) Luna Bottle Lune Noire 2008 Bottle Lysander Machu Picchu Mag Mell Bottle Mage Bottle Magic Do As You Will Mago Lychee Champagne Bottle Male Malice Mandrake Mandrake Charm Bottle Mania 2 imps Manila March Hare Reviewed Yes Bottle Mata Hari Bottle Metal Phoenix Metal Rabbit 2011 Bottle Midnight Carnival Midnight Carnival Midnight Mass Reviewed Yes Mi-Go Brain Canister Bottle Miller vs. California Minamoto No Yorimitsu Cuts at the Earth Spider Mirror Stand Misericordia Misfortune Teller V3 Bottle Mitzvah Goreret Mitzvah Reviewed Okay - Meh Bottle Mme. Moriarty, The Misfortune Teller 2 imps Molly Gue Mommy Fortuna Monarch Butterfly x2 Monster Bait Moon of Horses Bottle Moscow Mother Shub's Pfancy Reviewed okay Mouse's Long and Sad Tale Moxie Muse Needlework Nero Reviewed Yes 2 imps Neutral Night Thoughts Bottle Night's Bridge Bottle Night's Pavillion Bottle No.93 Engine Nocnitsa 2 imps Nosferatu Nude Woman Recling Nyarlathotep Nyx O Reviewed Yes Bottle Ochosi Octopus and Abalone Diver Odin Ogun Ogygia sniffie Ogygia Okayaki Reviewed Okay Old Moon Bottle Olokun On Darkness Opium Poppy Orc Bottle Ouija Paduan Killer Swarm Bottle Paladin Bottle Paper Kite Paramatman Penis Admiration Penis God Perversion Bottle Phobos Phoenix Steamworks Reviewed Okay Picture Book and Pleasure Toys Pink Mood Poisoned Apple Pomona Port-Au-Prince Prague Reviewed Meh Prosperity of a Country Pumpklin Patch I Puwn Bansaku In Ruin Temple Queen Gertrude Rage Reviewed Okay Ranger Bottle Rapture Rogue Bottle Ronin Salome Samhain Samhainophobia Bottle Sarimise Schmendrick Séance Sed Non Satiata Sensual 2 imps Seraglio Shirafuji Genta with a Kappa Bottle Shoggoth Shub-Niggurath Slobbering Pine Smoky Moon Bottle Snake Oil Reviewed Yes Bottle Spawn of the She Demon Bottle Spicebush Swallowtail Sri Lanka Succubus Tattered Lace Bottle Tea Thanatopsis The Amorous Tree The Antikythera Machanism Bottle The Apothecary The Black Temple Burlesque Troupe The Butterfly The Caterpillar The Coiled Serpent The Creeping Mist The Death Horse Bottle The Deep Ones The Gladdener of All Hearts Empty Bottle The Grave Pig The Hag The Hamptons The Harlot's House Reviewed Yes The Harpy Celaeno The High Priest Not To Be Described The King of Hearts The Knave of Hearts The Last Unicorn The Lilac Wood The Lion The Lotus Tree The Magician The Mandrake Charm The Masque Bottle The Most Magnificient Christmas Tree Bottle x2 The Ninth Cage The Obsidian Window The Old Goblin The Phoenix at Dawn Bottle The Pool of Tears The Rat Speaker Bottle The Raven The Robotic Scarab Bottle The Scales of Deprivation The Sea Foams Blood The Smilin' Servitors" Hyperdimensional Holiday Hits The Tree of Knoweldge of Good and Evil The Waltz of the Snowflakes The Winter of our Discontent Bottle Thirteen August 2011 Thirteen: July 2007 Bottle Thirteen: March 2009 Bottle Tiki Lounge Tintagel Reviewed Yes Tis the Voice of the Lobster Tissue Tombstone Ulalume Unveiled Uruk Reviewed Yes Vampires Don't Sleep Alone Vasilissa Velvet Cthulhu Bottle Velvet Tiger Velvet Unicorn (sniffie) Vilf Villain Vixen Voodoo White Rabbit Whoso List to Hunt Wolf Moon Bottle Wood Phoenix Bottle Woods in Winter Yellow Snowballs Bottle x2 Yew Trees Yule 2010 Zorya 3 imps Bottle




2010 Forum Questions

Baked Goods? Breads or cookies sound excellent either way. Just not raisins, please!   Family Prezzies? Hubby or kitties wouldn't mind, but please don't feel obliged. Bottles/lots of little samples? I'm somewhat new to BPAL, so samples would be excellent. Bottles of my favorite scents (Nero, Chimera, Dorian, and Tintagel more than welcome). Social Networking I only use Facebook on a regular basis.   Groupons or similar deals/gift certificates? That would be amazing, too.     Favorite Office supplies: Fun paper clips and post it notes. Favorite Candy: Good n Plenty, yum!   Will you be participating NaNoWriMo? If so, is there anything you’d like to have for that? ???   Left or right handed? Right, completely.   Any period of time that you love? Ancient and Classical Greece.   What is your favorite crafting supply? Fimo if I had to pick 1. Favorite Places to shop for Witchee? This will be my first time, but I have a few ideas where I’d like to shop. I shall keep that secret just in case my witchee happens to stumble upon my page.   Tattoos? 4, but will be 5 within the year. See later on in the condiment aisle.   Who here prefers stylus and ink to ballpoint? I don’t have any stylus ink pens, but I would love one.   What about stationery? Need some? What styles do you like? I don’t really need stationary per say unless it has Damask print on it.   What is one item that you've wanted forever, could have afforded, but have never gotten and why (haven't you gotten it)! On the ridiculous side (I can afford it, but I’m trying to be reasonable) Fluevog Melrose boots. Other than that, the octopus Sock It To Me socks.   Do you like horror flicks? Love <3   If you have a garden/planter box, what do you grow? I did, but out house sitters killed the plants from neglect while we were in Japan    What incense scents do you prefer? Resin types, jasmine, woodsy and green scents.   Bugs? *jumps on chair and makes unintelligible noises*   Are there any of y'all who are allergic/sensitive to having natural fibers on your skin? Nope. Reserved or Raunchy? I’m outwardly reserved, but I’m raunchy for anyone who knows me well enough.   Earth, Wind, Fire or Water? Wind (Aquarius)   Tea or Coffee in the morning? Both, but I like dark, smoky teas and Jasmine Pearls beast.   Fruity snacks or chocolate? Chocolate-covered strawberries?   Would you accept art? We are running out of wall space, but I would more than welcome it!   Antiques or Brand New? New.   Crossword puzzles? Other pencil puzzles? How about an analogy or a brain teaser.     Favorite poet? T.S. Elliot hands down.   What's your favorite book? “Anthem” by Ayn Rand or “Still Life with Woodpecker” by Tom Robbins. Do you read comics? Which ones do you love and which can't you stand? I collected them when I was younger. Now I read CTRL+ALT+DLT and Girl Genius online.   Symbols that are meaningful to me? None are coming to mind.   By nature are you a morning lark or a night owl? Morning. I get up at 4am to start prepping for my 7:30am first class. What's your favorite type of music to hear live, rather than recorded? It really depends on the artist for me. I enjoy hearing Classical live. What is your favorite autumnal-seasonal drink? Spiced Cider.   Are you a soap addict? Getaguru through and through. I like non-glycerin soaps, ones made with olive oil and/or goats milk are best. Do you knit/crochet? Do you need any supplies? I’ve never done either before.   how many of mah fellow witchies play video games? platform? do you like used games? World of Warcraft, Diablo, Magic: The Gathering online <*nerdcore* What kind of music (genres, please) do you like? Jrock, goth, electroclash, industrial, ebm, synthpop, classical, modern folk (think Decemberists), grunge. Have any of you ever received a book from a Witchy and loved it so much you ended up buying a copy for a later Witchee? Not yet.   Do you like lip balm? If so, do you like tinted, glossy, sparkly, pearly or just plain lip balm? The more glittery the better.   English candy/tea/marmite or other stuff that you love and can't easily get outside of England? Teas from all over the world are welcome in my tummy.   Fanfic as a gift* - yay or nay? Your fandom? Slash preferences? Nah, not my preference right now.   Any beaders here? Need beading supplies? I don’t do beading either   Do you like making up your SW packages around a theme, or prefer to mix it all up? Since this is my first, I’m not sure. I think I would prefer to make a theme if enough items fell in a certain category. Would you rather get food or jewelery? Either   Do you like children's toys, such as jacks, those little things you tilt around to get the ball in the right hold (wtf are those called?), the aforementioned caplet dinosaurs, cap guns, etc? My Little Ponies (G1) might be fun. I’d be interesting in baits to. I think I’d like to try custom pony making in the future. How do people feel about receiving baked goods/kits to make said goods? Or other cooking items? Would you enjoy oil or vinegar flavored with herbs grown at home? Strange and exotic spices with recipes to try? Cookies made with carnation petals? That would be pretty awesome. What are your pet's names, and what are they named for? Luna (the moon) and Miyu-Miyu (Vampire Princess Miyu plus cat sound).   If you drink coffee (and make it yourself) do you use a French Press, regular filter basket coffee maker, Espresso Machine, Percolator? Espresso Machine.   What movie soundtracks (or scores) do you love? Scott Pilgram v. The World as a pretty stellar soundtrack. How do you scent yourself? Do you layer soaps, moisturisers, etc. or do you go straight to slathering your bod with BPAL? I go straight for the oils. Do you/how do you scent your world? Candles, incense, diffusers, potpourri? None of the above? Incense when I clear off the table, otherwise it’s as is.   BPAL is such a scent-ual experience. What are your other tactile, aural, or olfactory pleasures? Steamed artichoke hearts, cut grass, sautéed onions, various silks, che-che plastic (<my name for the sound when you bite down on cheap plastic, like the kind Hello Kitty wallets are made out of).   Wishlist buying: I’m open to anything. I’m fairly new, so I don’t have a BPAL wishlist atm, but I do love me some pine and woodsy scents. Cellphone charm: I’m overloaded. mp3 player holder: No thank you. Do you wear a watch? If so, what kind/style? I wear a sports watch. How do you feel about having a donation made in your name to something? If you like that idea, what types of organizations/groups would you want the donation to go to? That might be cool. SPCA would be awesome. For tea drinkers, do you bag it or prefer loose? Loose. Does the weather change where you are, as in, does it get cold in the winter? Anyone need homegrown scarves, hats, mittens, etc? Yep. From shorts and a tank weather to below freezing in the winters. If you could bring back any TV show from cancellation what would it be? Liquid Television, Flash Forward.   Blankies: Fleece – both kitties and I love them.   Guilty pleasure food: Caramel   What one (or two, if you really must) BPAL bottles are you most longing for? Nero and Chimera BPALs I'm dying to get my grubby little hands on: I’m not sure. What's your favorite animal? Cat. If you have pets, is there a SPECIFIC toy they like to play with; brand and size? Is there a treat/cookie they eat? What brand and size? The mice that make the electronic squeaking noise (small). I think they like the crunchy, crab-flavored treats.   What think you about receiving tea accessories and/or miscellany (like mugs, cups, saucers, strainers/filters, honey, natural sweeteners [like stevia])? I’m full up in those categories.   What's your ringtone? Ron D’s “Clubbed to Death”; for hubby, “Start Wearing Purple” by Gogol Bordello; for ralenth “Ballroom on Mars” by the Cruxshadows; for my friend Brad “Wreath of Barbs”; for my mom, “Ziggy Stardust” by Bowie.   How do you feel about copies of music or dvd's that your witch might have that you might enjoy? That would be fun. Do you expect/rely on other people to plans birthday outings and activities? Damn straight. It only comes once a year. Likewise, I like to plan birthdays.   Can melty things be shipped to you, or will they be in puddles by the time you open the package? I'm thinking chocolates and soft candies as well as things like Lush products. I think the highs have been in the 60s lately, so melty is fine. How do you feel about trinkets? You know - tiny toys or doodads that serve no purpose than to be cute, take up space and make us smile. Love them or waste of money? No thank you. I’m not sure where they’d go. Who likes pirates? Arrrgh!   Do you like notes in your soaps or bath stuff that you don't like in your perfumes? If so which? Not really, honestly. Perhaps I can stand my soaps to be a little more foody, but foody scents make me hungry.   Do you like floral soaps or bath stuff? No thanks. Do you play a musical instrument? Yes. I play the piano and flute.   Graveyard art? What is this graveyard art of which you speak? Does anyone here do anything with grave rubbings? Nope.   Other perfume companies you're curious about? Fresh Netflix/Blockbuster queue? Netflix, but I don’t watch much during the school year. Has anyone tried ice wine before? Do/did they enjoy it? It’s very sweet, but it’s nice. Favorite GC category: I’m still open to exploration, so not sure.   Ragdoll bunnies? Can’t stand rabbits, so no.     What is one thing that, if you received it in the middle of all the hubbub, would make you smile and take your mind off of all you have to do for a bit? A cute text from my husband, my cat asking for petting as soon as I get home, or past students stopping buy just to shoot the breeze.   What craft (or crafts) have you been wanting to try but have no idea where to start? Custom MLP making might be fun. I’d love to get back to sculpture, but there is not enough room in the house. I wouldn’t mind actually learning how to sew properly.   Guilty TV pleasures: Projeect Runway, ANTM, Jersey Shore, Dating in the Dark   Cosplay: Yes, both anime and gothic Lolita, although lately I’ve been going to conventions in full kimono garb.   DVDs: Widescreen and/or Blue Ray. I have a few on my Amazon wishlist, but I’m open to more along the old 80s/early 90s fantasy genre.   Music formats: MP3 or CD are fine.   Tarts: I have some, but I don’t burn them often enough.   Lip balms: I’m good here.   Body mods: 6 total: 4 tattoos, 2 piercings. I shall be getting my 5th tattoo when I save up enough, as it will be a fairly large Cthulhu back piece.   Booze: Absinth and good wine, but I’m not sure about the current state laws re: incoming liquor. I am generally a sipper and I drink perhaps once or twice a month, tops.   Favorite artists/styles: I enjoy Art Deco, and Classical Baroque. I have a particular affinity for Manet’s work. They way he paints his eyes is stunning.   Favorite snacks: I’d say sweets, but I am trying to change my habits. I do enjoy wasabi peas though.   Nail polish: OPI and Zora…generally I like wild colors.   Hobbies/crafts: Painting, sketching anime, crafting head dresses. Hobbies right now include Warcraft (that’s a hobby, right?) and kitsuke, or donning the kimono. Cute vs. Creepy for Halloween: Creepy, please Home-made ceramic Halloween decorations: I have no skill with pottery or ceramic whatsoever, so that would knock my socks off.   Mortars and pestles: With grinding ridges. My brother broke my last one and hasn’t replaced it yet.   Phobias: I’m not sure my phobias can be sent through the mail.   If you could be any person, being, or animal from Fantasy what or who would you be? Tough question. I’m honestly not sure. :shrug: If you are in school now, what classes are you taking? Does anything you are currently studying really interest you? (if you are not in school, is there anything you are trying to learn?) I'm teaching high school, but I love me some classics (Greek and Roman). I am currently trying to study Japanese, but it is slow going with grading and lesson planning.   What movie scared the bejeezus out of you as a child? Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – the monkey brain and heart scenes specifically.   Name a couple of sites you frequent other than this one. Dragon Cave, Lush Forums (also mymymai ), Project Runway site, Project Rungay, Fark, The Consumersit, The Barganist   If you could have any creature (real or imaginary) as a pet, what would it be? While I’d like to say unicorn, I’d imagine that it would utterly thrash the house. I think I’d like to have a Serval!   Do you like the Muppets? Which is your favorite? Yes, and I was always fond of Rolf.   Will you be going out of town during the round, or is there any other time during the round when it would not be ideal for you to receive a package from your witch? Nope, I will be staying put.   Would you be interested in an astrology birth chart? I have mine already.   What animal would your daemon be? Alternately, your patronus. I got the raven, which is telling. I was told my a Mayan healer that I would have been a healer in their community based on what energy he could feel from me. He said my spirit animal is the raven (as is the spirit animal for all healers in their community).   Socks: Sock Dreams, oh how I adore you. I love me some knee-high socks, as well as tosey socks.   9/11 How do you all feel about flowers and plants? Flower and plant seeds? Drawings of flowers or plants? Pressed flowers? Not so much. How do you feel about marzipan? Get that vile stuff away from me! If you could have 3 BPAL bottles fall (gently) out of the sky right this second that you've been looking for or pining for - which 3 would they be? Nero, Snake Oil, Chimera   Are there any international treats that you love and have a hard time finding? Matcha treats, Umi tea   Is there anything from the 'Ween BPTP update that you would like but haven't ordered for yourself? Any!   Find your iPod (or other MP3 device), put it on shuffle/random. What are the first five songs to come up? 1. Mindless Self Indulgence – “Planet of the Apes” 2. The Cure – “A Forest” 3. Wade Hubbard – “I’ve Seen The Signs” 4. Dir en grey – “The Final” 5. The Faint – “Phone Call”   COMIC BOOKS. Do you read them? Are there any series you like, or some you would like to try? Yes, mostly Manga. I only have a few, so I’m open.   Warm drinks? Tea and Chai   Do you wear make up? Mostly MAC Cosmetics and Urban Decay   Disney movies, Yay or Nay, and favourites if you do like them? Yes, I really like anything new from the Miyazaki/Disney collaboration, but I’d be up for The Little Mermaid or Aladdin too. Would you like custom icons as a gift? Sure. Would you enjoy homemade bath products (bath salts, fizzies, etc.) and/or linen sprays? Esp. if scented with some of your favorite BPAL scents? Yes, please! (Just no heavy floral scents) If you witch made you something and it didn't come out just right, would you still want it? It’s the thought that counts   Just curious, but if your witch was to make an amigurumi critter (or other plushie) just for you, what would it be? Some kind of evil cat.   No, nothing touristy. Now if we were talking zuni carvings from Santa Fe or something very city-specific, then I might be interested. Venomous Villains? I'm into dark reds from this collection and perhaps the pigments except for melon. Last Unicorn? I have the movie and I watch it every other year. I'd be interested in the BPAL scents, shirts with Amalthea or the Red Bull on it, or anything related to those two characters. Do you collect stones/rocks? I'm talking like "semi" precious stones, ie moonstone, bloodstone, quartz ect. Are there any that you're looking for at the moment? Are you in need of a stone but don't know which kind? That peacock looking stone would be pretty neat. What kind of shoes do you need/want? What size shoes do you wear? Would you mind gently used shoes? I'd be interested in bright yellow flats in size 8 and royal blue ruffle booties/mary jane shoes (thicker heel). Gently used would be fine too. I adore shoes Do you like weird scary things as traditionally girly fashion items like heels and handbags? Yes, please! How do you feel about samples/decants of things other than BPAL? Soap slices, lotion/scrub/shower gel decants, single use make-up/beauty products, etc.: Expose me to anything you like. I'd be interested in any samples except for lotion. Is there anything you would like that can be delivered over the internet? Things like fanfic recs, cat macros, mp3s you are looking for, how-to or amusing videos, things like that? Maybe some obscure electroclash/early goth/steampunk mp3s would be cool. What is something you use to comfort yourself when feeling yucky, depressed, or in pain? Black and green teas, super dark chocolate. Ebooks : I love holding a physical book in my hand, so that would be a pass for me. So for those of you who are into Harry Potter at all, which house do you think you'd be sorted into? As much as I'd like to say Slytherin, I'd probably be in Ravenclaw. Living Dead: I currently have a zombie shooting dice game, we have WWZ, and I know I'd fail if there were ever a zombie attack. Vampires: If we are talking old Anne Rice or Bella Lugosi, I'm all for it. Garlic: I grew up near Gilroy, CA, so super odd garlicy items are nummy to my tummy.   Soaps : do you like them? What brands? What scents? Anything you're dying to try? Getaguru if you do want to get me soap, please. I adore pure olive/oil and goat's milk soap. Please no glycerin and I'm not super fond of palm oil.   Did someone ask about incense yet? Would you like some? I have a bunch in my MLP lunchbox. I'd be up for frankincense resin, though.   Any oddball free things you collect or would want saved for you? Not really free, but I collect evil cat plush animals and peyote cats (Oaxacan peyote carvings).   If you happened to be my Witchee, is there something you'd like from the Arcana Halloween update? I don't know. I'm still new at the world of lovely oils, so if you want to surprise me, I'd be cool with it.   How many bottles of BPAL do you have? 1: Shirafuji Genta with a Kappn. I have 2 empty sniffy bottles ralenth sent to corrupt me, and I really liked Lilith Victoria.   Is there any exercise program that you're interesting in learning? Meditation, Yoga, Pilates, Belly Dancing, Zumba etc? Or if you do any of these (or anything else sport related) are there any things you need/want? Candles, music, mats, water bottles etc? Oh, I'd love to learn Belly Dancing!   Hair ornaments: I generally like more gothy hair adornments. Black sequin bow barrettes or pvc clips are among the items I enjoy. Violette Market: I've never looks at them before, so I have no clue. Addressy books: No thank you. Pirate stuff: Sure Are there any particular movies, tv shows or cd’s that you’ve been meaning to buy for years but just never got round to getting? Would you mind a gently used dvd/cd if your witch had it or could get it?? Red Dwarf on dvd would be pretty spiff. My Amazon wishlist has my recent dvd wants.   Is there anything from the Possets' Hallowe'en update you're lusting after? I haven't checked it out yet.   Would you like a custom/altered toy either from a seller or from your witch (like My Little Pony, or a Barbie or any particular toy that can be changed?) OMG, a cthulhu or Legend demon MLP would rock my Hello Kitty socks.   Anyone else feel this way? Do you like the candy apple, candy corn or pumpkin spice kisses? Pumpkin spice kisses sound interesting. Candy corn is always a safe bet, btu hubby might eat them all before I get to them.   do you like jewelry that looks back? No   do you like Anne Taintor Eh, not so much.   How do you feel about recipes? I'm pretty specific - they need to be cultrual/ethnic recipes. I would be *very* interested in Persian, Greek, Thai, or Ethiopian recipes.   What kind of a cook/baker are you? I make the best cheesecake around (or so I've heard from people who swear off lactose but go back for seconds and thirds of my cakes regardless). As far as entrees, I need recipes, and I get super finicky when dealing with raw chicken. I wouldn't make the most well-rounded chef.   Are you happiest calling for delivery or microwaving a lean cuisine, or will Food Network be asking you to host their new program? We eat out a lot during the school year, but I do take pleasure in cooking something awesome.   If I send you something home made would you like the recipe for it? Yep!   If you are someone who doesn't want baked goods sent, would you like a collection of some of my favorite recipes? Sure.   How about home made mixes or kits? Kind of like the cookie in a jar thing, where you would need to add the perishable ingredients? That sounds like a lot of fun!   OK, I know that lots of folks love socks. Do you have a preference of length? Materials? Patterns?: I like knee high to tabi socks. As far as patterns, I'm open to anything. I generally go for knee high sock-it-to me or k.bella socks in opaque colors and prints. I need to cover up those ankle tattoos while teaching. Magnets: Unless you can find Rocky Horror Picture Show magnets, I'll pass for now.



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